Small Town Times September 2019 - Page 7

August Superintendent Report Litchfield Public Schools August 19, 2019 NASB Policy updates for Pupil Transportation Policy 801.04 Bus Safety Program This covers the new Rule 91 requirements. Pay for Activities Bus Driver Our pay rate for the paying a bus driver for an activity is $10.11. Ansley’s rate is $11.50. We don’t have as many drivers that are wanting to drive activities. So we have told them that we are ok if their drivers drive more than our side and that we would make it up by paying the driver out of our payroll. I am asking the board to raise our pay rate for a driver to drive to an activity to match Ansley’s at $11.50. Activities Bus Mr. Goodman and I have discussed what the cost would be for us to reimburse them for the use of their activities bus instead of us using ours. Our activity bus has had many repairs in the last year and we are not sure as how reliable it is. Looking at board input as to what or where would we feel would be a fair price. Building and Grounds Road Update & New Landscaping Road is completed and the Wall should be done this weekend before the August board meeting. I will discuss other landscaping plans that I have discussed with the landscaper for the grounds. He is the one who put in the sprinkler system and would be able to redirect, move or add to the sprinkler system with the new grass areas. Other Summer Project Updates Science room cabinets were painted. New conference banners. New district plaque holders for Northside of entrance of White building. Painted lower front of the Brick building. Parking Lots We will be having rock parking lots re-leveled and then put in more crushed concrete. I have discussed with Bill about the football parking lot and filling in some of the big hole down there as well. Long Range Goals. Discussion on what if any projects the board would like to see in the coming year. This will be valuable plan- ning as I am working on the 2019 – 2020 budget. Dates to Remember Aug 26 Board Budget Workshop Sept 16 Budget and Tax Hearing @ 7:00 September board meeting @ 7:30 State Education Conference State Education Conference in Omaha is on November 20 th to 22 nd . We must register between September 11 th to 27 th . Hotels will need to be reserved on Monday morning on September 30. Let me know who all will want to attend this year. You will be able to tell me at the September board meeting.