Highlights from the School Board Meeting of Dec. 8

Highlights of the Dec. 8 meeting of the school board

Decisions concerning Lucerne connectivity

After deciding which route to go in terms of Internet, there are still some decisions to be made in regard to connection at Lucerne Elementary Secondary School. During the school board meeting on Nov. 24, it was decided the school would have a wired system throughout, with a wireless connection in the high school section. There is a possibility the school board could start some installations over the Christmas break. This has yet to be determined. If so, the wired system would be installed initially, with the next steps to be determined.

New Chairperson and Vice Chairperson elected

Every December, a new chairperon and vice chairperson must be elected. Two of the trustees, Lora Lee Brekke and Quinn DeCourcey, were nominated. After votes were counted, Brekke was named as the new chairperson. DeCourcey was nominated for, and won, the position of vice chair.

Capital Bylaw 127041: School bus acquisition/replacement.

All three readings concerning the bylaw, which would allow the district to purchase two new buses, were tabled at the Dec. 8 meeting. The three readings and adoption of the bylaw were approved unanimously. Over the last couple of years, the district has had difficulties with a couple of its buses. By adopting the bylaw for the two new ones, the district is expected to save on repair and maintenance costs. The bylaw specifies a maximum expenditure fo $269,871. The buses will be received within the next year.

Next meeting dates

The next meeting for the Education Partnership Committee will be on Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. The next School Board meeting will be Jan. 26. at 7 p.m.

 

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