West Branch to seek estimate for exterior cameras on buses | News, Athletics, Jobs

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BELOIT — The West Branch school board Thursday evening addressed busing challenges, including the have to have for exterior cameras and a shortage of drivers.

The board licensed faculties Superintendent Micki Egli to acquire price estimates to install exterior cameras on the buses after a mum or dad, Andrea Zippay, claimed her daughter’s bus has been passed four times this calendar year when its lights had been activated. The dad or mum life on point out Route 14 among Calla and Middletown streets in Smith Township and explained she was encouraged by the Ohio State Freeway Patrol to inspired the board to put in the exterior cameras.

Zippay noted there are other hazardous roadways in the district that have difficulties with automobiles passing a bus with the lights activated, together with board member Bryan Hobbins on the hill on state Route 534 concerning point out Route 165 and Pine Lake Street.

Zippay said exterior cameras will make it achievable to prosecute offenders, particularly due to the fact they will not move the bus when an officer is patrolling the place.

Egli pointed out there is not recent prerequisite for exterior cameras on buses, but that there is a bill at present currently being regarded as in state laws for the necessity.

Egli also documented a shortage of bus drivers that has necessary a plan to alter bus routes when a driver calls off. She reported all substitute drivers are masking routes, so if somebody calls off, there will be no one particular to deal with the route.

Egli reported the district has designed a central bus route in the middle of the district that can be break up up when necessary. She mentioned the affected family members will be contacted when a distinctive bus will be choosing up their kid.

In other enterprise, the board accepted the retirement of intermediate instructor Scott Helsley helpful the close of the school calendar year. He has been with the district for 27 decades.

The board also approved the retirement of Anne Sellaroli, fourth-grade instructor, beneath the retire-rehire provision, helpful the stop of the college yr. She has been with the district for 35 many years.

Also, the board authorized a new board coverage that allows for a consent agenda for standard board conferences recognized a $100 donation from the Damascus Methodist Girls to the West Branch drug method employed Nicholas Salyers as a custodian and accredited a supplemental agreement for Cori Sands for junior course advisor.

The board also approved a 5-year settlement with Com Doc to give printers, copiers, materials and provider via the Stark County Educational institutions Council/Com-Doc-Xerox Copier Management application.

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