Acting Superintendent Mr. Scott Seltzer addressed several design safety concerns that were broached in a previous meeting, saying that contractors have recommended a device that will prevent new windows from opening more than four inches. In addition to installing the window stops at both new buildings, Mr. Seltzer stated that he would like to extend the installation to the existing S Building windows as well. After conducting research at neighboring school districts, Mr. Seltzer found that the railing height was comparable with their buildings. The board will continue to consider adding transparent barriers to increase the height of the railings. Mr. Seltzer also offered kudos to the support staff who, until the elevated walkway is completed in January, accompany MS students on their migrations across the street to fine arts and gym classes.
Sara Zrimsek of Nutrition Inc. presented directors with a sneak peek of programs planned for lunch rooms this year. Program information on Kindergarten Lunch for Life and special offerings throughout the year can be found on the Nutrition web page.
Jennifer Heffley approved as Social Studies Department Chair for the 2017-2018 School Year.
Motion approved for the purchase of two full-sized buses and one van from Myers Equipment as recommended by the Transportation Department at a total net cost of $248,495.00.
Motion approved for the HS/MS Orchestra to travel to New York City and Edison, New Jersey, May 17-19, 2018 to compete in Music in the Parks. Cost for the trip will be raised through fundraisers.
Motion approved for the Middle School Outdoor Club which will include learning about nature, leadership skills, and the outdoors.
Motion approved for High School fundraisers for the 2017-18 school year.
Motions to approve an agreement with Varsity News Network, which provides a website design and operation for high school sports teams, and for advertising the position of superintendent were tabled for further discussion. Consideration for possibly delaying the superintendent search was given to the seating of new board directors following November elections and how the timing a search during the first semester might impact the pool of potential candidates.