BELOIT — The West Branch college board Thursday night resolved busing difficulties, which include the will need for exterior cameras and a scarcity of motorists.
The board authorized colleges Superintendent Micki Egli to acquire price tag estimates to put in exterior cameras on the buses after a parent, Andrea Zippay, reported her daughter’s bus has been passed 4 moments this year even though its lights had been activated. The father or mother life on point out Route 14 in between Calla and Middletown roadways in Smith Township and claimed she was suggested by the Ohio Condition Highway Patrol to encouraged the board to put in the exterior cameras.
Zippay noted there are other dangerous roadways in the district that have challenges with vehicles passing a bus with the lights activated, which includes board member Bryan Hobbins on the hill on condition Route 534 concerning state Route 165 and Pine Lake Street.
Zippay said exterior cameras will make it doable to prosecute offenders, specially considering the fact that they will not pass the bus when an officer is patrolling the spot.
Egli mentioned there is not present-day prerequisite for exterior cameras on buses, but that there is a invoice now remaining deemed in state legislation for the necessity.
Egli also noted a shortage of bus drivers that has demanded a prepare to alter bus routes when a driver phone calls off. She explained all substitute motorists are masking routes, so if someone phone calls off, there will be no 1 to go over the route.
Egli stated the district has developed a central bus route in the center of the district that can be split up when necessary. She explained the impacted families will be contacted when a distinctive bus will be picking up their child.
In other business enterprise, the board recognized the retirement of intermediate instructor Scott Helsley helpful the end of the faculty yr. He has been with the district for 27 yrs.
The board also accepted the retirement of Anne Sellaroli, fourth-grade trainer, under the retire-rehire provision, helpful the close of the faculty calendar year. She has been with the district for 35 a long time.
In addition, the board accredited a new board plan that lets for a consent agenda for regular board conferences acknowledged a $100 donation from the Damascus Methodist Females to the West Branch drug plan employed Nicholas Salyers as a custodian and authorized a supplemental contract for Cori Sands for junior class advisor.
The board also authorised a five-yr arrangement with Com Doc to give printers, copiers, materials and service by means of the Stark County Educational facilities Council/Com-Doc-Xerox Copier Administration software.