Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
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Beaver Dam School Board approves staff pay increase

Beaver Dam School Board approves staff pay increase

Among the three appointed members, Laura Runyeon, who is the board vice president, has said she plans to step down at the end of her term. "I don't want to go backwards in any way shape or form". "I am eligible to retire with 35 years of service".

Board members plan to to meet on April 17th, to begin the process of searching for new candidates.

"Technically right now, we don't have a superintendent to survey", he said. "We haven't come to that, so it hasn't been an issue".

The work, a majority of which is expected to be completed by the start of the 2019-20 school year, will allow the school district to funnel all traffic through one main entrance, increasing security at the seventh through 12th grade campus. Board members Barbara Jackson, Linda Alston and board Chairman the Rev. Daryl McGhaney voted against the closures.

The board concluded that more information and engineering ideas need to be researched before a formal decision on relocating the bus drive could be determined.

The Butler Area School District is expected to vote on a proposal that would dispose of some district-owned instruments while making repairs to others.

School board rejects meals tax request

Months earlier, the organization had worked with parents to analyze problems in the district and identify causes. He added "SIP afternoons" or School Improvement Afternoons twice a month where the entire district comes together, breaks into instructional teams or "professional learning communities", to discuss ways to align the district's goals with individual school goals. "They don't trust in the community's ability to decide what's best for their families".

Jimmy Jones's motion to request a five percent meals tax in the unincorporated parts of the county died for lack of a second during the April 9 school board meeting.

According to census data the percent of Hispanics has slowly grown as the percent of white residents in Sheridan has dropped. DeLacy highlighted that the district's insurance premiums are set to rise by 14.5 percent for the upcoming year.

The Florence-Penrose School District moved to the shortened schedule in 2016, also partnering with the Boys and Girls Club to create a larger program for older students.

Loizzo said that the Beaver Dam Unified School District staff pays well over what many other districts do in the state.

Larson, who voted against the tax hike, said she had reservations about it because "a lot of the details weren't sorted out".

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