|School board to review supt. applications|
|Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:15 PM|
The board is to begin the interview process on March 5.
Interim Superintendent Frank Sukup will step down at the end of the current school year.
Sukup announced more than $25,000 worth of safety upgrades to district buildings have been completed or are scheduled for completion this spring. Following the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the district visited some areas of concern. A new buzz-in entryway has been installed at Landeck Elementary and Jefferson High School and Middle School will each have the same type installed by spring. Additional security cameras will also be installed at those buildings and Franklin Elementary as well.
Board members also approved district-wide bed bug policy Monday. If a student is suspected of having bed bug bites or if a bed bug is found on a student, the student will be discreetly removed from the classroom so the nurse can perform an inspection of the child’s clothing and other belongings. If a specimen is found on a student or their belongings, the bed bug will be removed and parents will be notified.
Each child suspected of a current bed bug infestation in the home will place belongings in a sealed storage container until infestation is confirmed or proven false. The student may return their belongings to the classroom after the school has received documentation stating the home has been treated appropriately, the child does not have bed bug bites and/or bed bugs and the school principal and/or nurse feel school personnel and students are not at risk.
“By law, we can’t keep the student out of school,” Sukup said. “What we can do is try to minimize the exposure and keep the bed bugs out of our classrooms and buses.”