Wautoma Area School Board discusses transportation services

On Dec. 3, the Wautoma Area School District Board met to discuss a draft that was distributed at the Nov. 12 meeting pertaining to a request for transportation services. Last year, the school district contacted six companies for bids between Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018 and no bids for transportation services were received. Administrator Tom Rheinheimer suggested this could be because the request was sent during the holiday season.

This year, the requests for bids will be sent Jan. to Feb. 25, 2019. Many bus drivers for the district were in attendance and voiced their opinions on the matter, because they would be impacted if the school district would decide to go to a company for their transportation services rather than owning and maintaining their own buses.

School Board President Ross Peterson commented that this request process is happening just to see if the district can save some money going this route and also to educate themselves on the process.

In other news, the Board approved the revision to Policy 2271.01 Start College Now Program for first consideration. In Policy 2271 Early College Credit Program, there is terminology regarding a student and/or guardian reimbursing the district if a student taking a Dual Credit four year College Course fails the Course; however, the same terminology is not used in Policy 2271.01, the Start College Now Program, which allows students to take Technical College Dual Credit Courses.


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