North Clay Board Discusses Reinstating Transportation for Athletics

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Published on August 22 2014 10:22 am
Last Updated on August 22 2014 10:22 am
Written by Greg Sapp

North Clay school board members Thursday discussed reinstating transportation for district athletics.

The district stopped paying for transportation to cut costs. At one point during the discussion, a motion was made to reinstate athletic transportation for the eight district-funded sports, effective September 2. The motion died for lack of a second, but a motion was then made to set a rate on a white bus owned by the District in order for any group in the District to use at a rate of $1.50/mile reimbursement. 

Action on that motion was held while Superintendent Monty Aldrich proposed trading in the white bus on a new bus to be acquired. The Board then voted to take bids on a new propane powered bus and to trade in one of the yellow buses, a motion that was approved unanimously. The Board then voted on the motion to set a fee to use the white bus, but the motion lost 5-2. The Board then voted unanimously to sell the white bus by sealed bid.

The Board also heard from Shane and Sherry Thomas on behalf of Shane Thomas who was banned by the Board from being on District property for one year ending September 19. Thomas showed up for 8th grade promotion exercises this spring. He told the Board Thursday that he thought he was only banned at the grade school. The Board took no further action so the ban remains in effect until September 19.

North Clay board members approved a tentative budget for the coming fiscal year, amended the intergovernmental agreement to reflect that the West Richland School District has been merged into the East Richland district and tabled a proposed co-op with the Clay City district in high school softball.

In personnel moves, the North Clay board approved Janell Farleigh's maternity leave beginning October 13, hired Terry Hronec as substitute bus driver, hired Jeremy Edwards as high school assistant baseball coach, hired Sariah Forth as a paraprofessional, accepted the resignation of Stacy Back as a paraprofessional retroactive to August 11, hired Kim Adair as a paraprofessional, and granted the admission the authority to hire class sponsors as needed.