Board Approves Policies
The Pittsville School Board approved the Updates to Policy 461: Academic Excellence Scholarship, and approved the second and final readings of new policies 461.1: Technical Excellence Scholarship (TES), 343.2: Course Options Program, and 343.21-Rule: Procedures for Handling Course Applications through Course Options Program.
Board Approves Resolution for Financing for Energy Savings Performance Contract
At their January 12, regular meeting the Pittsville School Board approved a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $2,560,000 note anticipation notes as part of the financing of the Energy Savings facility project, which was passed earlier in the year. This is a short term note, which will be refinanced to a 15 year loan later this Spring. Funds will be available to start the energy savings project on January 28.
School Board looks into hiring a Food Service Consultant
The Pittsville School Board held discussions at the January 12, meeting whether they should hire an outside consultant to provide recommendations to turn around the food service program deficit. The School lunch programs have been deficit spending the last few years, due to lower participation in the student school lunch program. Currently the lunch program is at a $22,818 deficit for the 2014-15 school year. District Administrator Terry Reynolds told the Board that other Districts have hired a consultant and have had had positive results. The Board directed administration to do further investigation into the consulting service.
School Board approves 2015-16 School Calendar and makes changes to 2014-15 Calendar
The School Board approved the 2015-16 School Year calendar at it's July 14, regular meeting. The calendar has 174 student contact days, with a start date of September 1 and end date on May 27. The Board also approved changes to the 2014-15 calendar, by eliminating all early release dates from the calendar. These dates will now be all day staff in-service days with no classes scheduled for those days.