JCSD1 Talks Handbook Changes, Bus Routes

Topics of discussion at Monday night's School Board of Trustees meeting included handbook changes for schools in the district, bus routes, and the Burritt Avenue Reconstruction Project.

BHS principal Chad Bourgeois said cellphones will not be allowed in the classroom this year and there is a new streamlined complaint process for parents in the school's handbook.

Kaycee Principal Andrea Gilbert said the school's adjusted handbook will better define disciplinary actions for absences and change policies to better fit their new four-day schedule. Though, she said, they are still in the process of developing the book and she hopes to hear public input.

Both schools have adjusted their policies related to failing grades and school activity participation.

Also, the board approved a request from the transportation director Dennis Zezas (Z-zaz) to allow Sheridan County School District 3 to create a new bus route that will go in to Johnson County via highways U. S. 14 and 16.

The board approved the cross-county bus route, in order to allow the neighboring district to transport transfer students and also to facilitate the district's ability to enter the county for field trips.

Superintendent Gerry Chase announced that by Friday the district will release a final statement indicating how parent drop-offs to schools located on Burritt Avenue will go when the school year begins. The street is currently under reconstruction and expected to be completed by October 5.

Other items approved by the board include activity fees and out of state travel for the 2014-15 school year, employment and resignation requests, and a new teacher evaluation system.

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