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Lanesboro School Board discusses bus routes


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Education

Lori Anderson approached the Lanesboro School Board about making changes to the transportation policy. The current policy regarding the bus routes is only students who live outside of a one-mile radius get picked up.

Anderson wondered if the school could make an exception, or an amendment to the policy. She said there are many kids that live on the far side of town that have to walk while carrying heavy backpacks, sports equipment, and musical instruments. This makes walking especially difficult in the winter, and parents are not always around at that time to drop off the students at the school.

She suggested a safe place for a bus stop in that particular area, as there are up to 12-13 kids in her area that might use it. She also suggested making a similar stop on the other side of town.

Board member Steve Snyder said they have to consider whether or not there is a bus going by that area, and if there is room on that bus. He felt it was fair to look into it.

Chairman Dave Ruen said they could not make a decision that night, as they need to speak with the bus drivers and figure out the logistics. School is starting soon, and the bus schedule is already finished. Anderson had some concerns about getting the policy into place soon, but was assured it wouldn’t take long, and could be done before the cold weather.

The policy committee will meet and discuss the issue and come back with a proposal at the September meeting.

Art Contract

A shared contract with Chatfield for art teacher Kelly Puent was approved.

“People are concerned we are cutting art,” said Boggs. “We are having the same amount that we had before. He added there will be a half hour a day that will be taught by an elementary teacher instead of the high school art teacher.

Personnel

The board approved the resignation of Cody Hungerholt from his paraprofessional position and coaching position. The board thanked him for his years of service and said they appreciate all he has done.

Contracts were approved for Christine Swier for Title I, Riley Bahl as a paraprofessional, and Linda Danielson for the kitchen.

Fall Coaches

Coaches for fall sports were approved. For football, James Semmen will be the head coach, with Kelly McMillan and Ethan Simonson 1st assistant coaches, and Brett Clark 2nd assistant. For cross country, Ellen Cullen will be head coach, with Joe Cullen the 1st assistant. For volleyball, Chris Knutson will be head coach, with Darla Taylor and Dave Rogers the 1st assistants and Kristin Overland the 2nd assistant.

Other Business

The board approved the high school handbook with no changes from last year.

The Truth in Taxation meeting will be the same night as the regular meeting on December 18 at 7 p.m.



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