EPPING - Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the March 7, 2013 School Board Meeting.
Healthier US School Challenge Award – Epping Elementary School was awarded the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC) Bronze Award. This award has been given to only 4% of schools throughout America. Schools must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in both nutrition and physical education for a healthier school environment. Food Service Supervisor Bush presented the school banner and plaque that was awarded to the school earlier that day. The food service department, teachers, school staff, parents, and students were thanked for supporting this initiative and congratulated on receiving this award. It was also announced that the food service department completed all the requirements to receive an additional 6 cents in federal reimbursement for each meal served.
Policy – The Board received facility user input on recommended changes to further enhance security and safety and conducted a second reading on the revised Regulations for Use of School Facilities. The Board also conducted a first reading on Student Transportation Services to address legal parental agreements and Grade Reporting for High School Students to align with the new grading and reporting system. It was also reported that administration continues to work with parents on the EHS grading and reporting guidelines. These guidelines will be presented at a future meeting.
Financial/Facilities – It was reported that the 2005 bond has been refinanced resulting in a savings of $365,689 over the life of the bond beginning in 2014. The district was also found to be compliant with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act after receiving a good inspection report. The Board was updated on progress made toward updating/addressing school and district safety protocols, facility safety resources, and other safety measures. This work has been designated a priority by the district. The Board approved the lowest telecommunication bids as required to receive e-rate funds.