BR to start looking at busing options


Transportation contracts for the 2011-12 school year were approved Monday, Oct. 10 by theBlue Ridgeboard of education.

Board president Alan Hall said a memo was attached to the contracts noting the district would be looking at the possible elimination of some bus routes.

Changes in next year’s bus routes are possible because of declining student enrollment, Hall said.

Blue Ridgecurrently uses a two-tier bussing system. Middle and high school students are bussed separate from elementary students with about a one hour difference in the start and end of the school day.

Hall said the district will look also be investigating the possibility of moving to a single tier system for the coming year.

The board also approved a fee schedule for Right-to-Know requests.

The district will charge $.25 per 8.5”x11,” single-sided, black and white copy or one side of a double-sided page; certification of a record will cost $1 per page and notary fees are not included.

Actual costs will be charged for specialized documents, such as blueprints; facsimiles, microfiche; and other media.

Rebecca Upright, Hallstead, was hired as a personal care assistant for a fifth grade student.

The board approved Lisa Carden as the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program liaison. Susan Cawley was approved as the substitute liaison.

High School Principal Matthew Nebzydoski told the board that SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) was already working to put together an after-prom, lock-in. The group is looking for sponsors from the community.

The Monday board meeting was moved from its regular7:30 p.m.start time to5:30 p.m.The meeting, however, was called to order at6 p.m.

Prior to the meeting, the board met in executive session with its attorney to discuss a legal matter.

An executive session was also held following adjournment of the business meeting to discuss a personnel matter.

The board will next meet for a workshop, Monday, Oct. 24,7:30 the cafeteria.

The next business meeting is slated for Monday, Nov. 7,7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria.



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