BELOIT — The West Branch faculty board Thursday night time tackled busing issues, which includes the will need for exterior cameras and a scarcity of drivers.
The board authorized educational facilities Superintendent Micki Egli to collect charge estimates to install exterior cameras on the buses after a dad or mum, Andrea Zippay, noted her daughter’s bus has been passed four occasions this yr whilst its lights were activated. The dad or mum lives on point out Route 14 between Calla and Middletown roads in Smith Township and reported she was recommended by the Ohio Point out Freeway Patrol to inspired the board to install the exterior cameras.
Zippay famous there are other hazardous roadways in the district that have issues with cars passing a bus with the lights activated, like board member Bryan Hobbins on the hill on point out Route 534 among point out Route 165 and Pine Lake Highway.
Zippay stated exterior cameras will make it feasible to prosecute offenders, especially considering the fact that they will not go the bus when an officer is patrolling the spot.
Egli mentioned there is not latest necessity for exterior cameras on buses, but that there is a invoice at present remaining regarded as in condition legislation for the requirement.
Egli also documented a scarcity of bus drivers that has required a approach to change bus routes when a driver calls off. She claimed all substitute motorists are masking routes, so if a person phone calls off, there will be no one to deal with the route.
Egli mentioned the district has designed a central bus route in the center of the district that can be split up when desired. She said the afflicted family members will be contacted when a different bus will be choosing up their youngster.
In other enterprise, the board accepted the retirement of intermediate trainer Scott Helsley helpful the conclude of the school calendar year. He has been with the district for 27 decades.
The board also acknowledged the retirement of Anne Sellaroli, fourth-quality trainer, beneath the retire-rehire provision, powerful the conclude of the college yr. She has been with the district for 35 decades.
In addition, the board accredited a new board coverage that permits for a consent agenda for normal board conferences accepted a $100 donation from the Damascus Methodist Women to the West Branch drug software hired Nicholas Salyers as a custodian and approved a supplemental deal for Cori Sands for junior course advisor.
The board also accredited a 5-calendar year arrangement with Com Doc to supply printers, copiers, provides and services by means of the Stark County Educational institutions Council/Com-Doc-Xerox Copier Administration system.