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News & Notes: June 25

June 25, 2013

School District to

review road safety

Germantown — The Germantown School Board Transportation Committee on Monday discussed road safety in an effort to see if more children can walk to school instead of being bused, which could lower transportation costs.

Director of Business Services Ric Ericksen is in the process of putting together a comprehensive review of roads leading to all the schools in the district and whether or not they are dangerous for students to walk on. He is working with the Washington County Sheriff to develop this study. It will be complete sometime this summer.

Committee considers charging

for private school busing

Germantown — The Germantown School Board Transportation Committee on Monday discussed the possibility of charging a fee to bus students to private schools, though no decision was made.

School Board member Tom Barney said legally the School District can offer parents a transportation contract if the cost to transport private school students is more than 1.5 percent of the average cost of transporting public school students in one year.

Administration will look into this cost to see if it is relevant in Germantown and the committee will discuss the topic at a later date.

Falls School Board

approves handbook

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls School Board on Monday approved the employee handbook in time for the 2013-14 school year.

The handbook will apply to all seven employee classifications in the district: administrative assistants, administrators, custodial and maintenance, educational and health room assistants, food service workers, professional and technical employees and teachers. In addition to outlining employee expectations, the handbook lists such benefits as retirement plans, health and dental insurance, compensation and paid time off.

Optimist Club popcorn

wagon breaks record

Menomonee Falls — The Menomonee Falls School District set the one-week record with $1,730 in sales at the Optimist Club popcorn wagon, breaking the former mark by nearly $500.

Valley View, Riverside, the high school, Shady Lane and North Middle School each sold more than $200 of popcorn. Optimist Club members, families and friends work the popcorn wagon every evening, including weekends, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

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