Bradford School approves handbook changes
- Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 20:21
- Written by Doug Hampton
During the June Bradford School Board meeting, Elementary Principal Chad Gripp reviewed the tentative ISAT results. Dr. Ellin Lotspeich gave the junior high school principals report and thanked Ms. Brown for the Stomp program and summer science classes, and commended all the effort that she put into it. She reported that promotion went successfully and that they will continue the parent meeting prior to promotion again next year.
Under the Superintendents report, Dr. Lotspeich reported that the FY 12 budget is balanced overall, but specific areas such as special education is $2,000 over budget because of necessary student needs. The General State Aid claim has been filed for approximately $300,000 which is about $20,000 less than last year. Of course this number will vary depending on the actions of the state.
Bradford applied for and received a Learning Ally Grant from the state for hardware and software for fifty books on tapes and professional development for staff. Dr. Lotspeich has been meeting with Bureau Valley concerning curriculum changes and discussing virtual school and duel credits with college.
Under the transportation report, Mr. Barry suggests keeping the vans until they have problems even if they have high mileage. Mr. Kenney reported that the summer staff is doing a great job and is a big help. He reported on a list of items that have been done and are planned for the summer. Sinks and counters will be replaced in four rooms in the Grade School and Menards and Cherry Tree offered bids. Menards bid was $2,572 for 16 feet of countertops in 8 foot sections, while Cherry Trees bid was $3,300 in one piece.
The board approved the Student Handbook with corrections. Some of the changes include the dress code for PE, library fines, and tardiness. Tardiness will be considered unexcused even if a parent calls in and after five unexcused tardies, a detention will be issued. Up to two doctor appointments with a doctor script per nine weeks will be considered excused. Students receiving six or more detentions in a nine week period or 12 in a semester will have a hearing before the board of education. The board approved renewing their insurance for the year at no premium increase. The annual prevailing wage resolution was approved. They also approved purchasing a floor scrubber/waxer from Amsan for $5,505. The 2012-2013 calendar was approved, reappointing Stuart Whitt as legal counsel and the first reading of the teacher handbook.
Mr. Fisher, Mr. Gripp, Mr. Hartman and Mr. Stahl will serve on a Technology Committee with teachers to be announced later. After executive session, the board reconvened and voted to accept the resignation of Mrs. Stange from the Public Relations for District Activities position. It was noted that fall registration will be August 2 from 3 – 8 p.m. and August 3 from 8 a.m until Noon. The first day of school will be August 21.