City schools to eye calendar

The Lebanon Special School District will hold its monthly meeting Monday with several items on the agenda.
Dec 7, 2013

 

The Lebanon Special School District will hold its monthly meeting Monday with several items on the agenda.

The board will consider the district’s 2014 school calendar, which Director of Schools Scott Benson said includes some similarities to the proposed Wilson County School calendar.

“We’re going to propose a calendar similar to the county, with two weeks fall break and one week spring,” he said. “We share so many families with our district and the county, we feel like we need to be family friendly and consider those things.”

He noted that the calendars do not match exactly from day to day, but the major breaks would take place at the same times.

Also on the agenda is a resolution to eliminate caps on school buses. Benson said the board was presented a resolution by the Tennessee School Board Association asking for support of legislation that lifts the caps on buses.

“Right now school districts are required to rotate buses out after 17 years of service or 200,000 miles,” Benson said. “Buses are inspected annually and if they are mechanically sound, then we put them on the roads. Buses are very expensive, and this legislation would extend the life of a school bus by allowing those that are still mechanically sound to remain in service past the cap.”

The board will also draft a resolution for the Election Commission to include an election of one of its board members on the 2014 ballot. Current board member Andy Brummett’s seat on the board is up for election.

“School board members are elected for six year terms. Every two years you elect a new one.”

The board drafts a resolution for the position to be added to the ballot and sends a letter to the Election Commission.

“We are also recognizing folks for American Education Week,” Benson said. “Folks from every school will be recognized.”

A special recognition will also be in store for Steve Jones, who was recently inducted into the Quarter Century Club by TSBA.

 

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