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Herricks Board of Education Notebook: January 24

Other news from the January 24 board of education meeting.

The Herricks Board of Education held a meeting on Thursday, January 24. Here are some of the things you may have missed.

Audit Report

  • The board accepted its audit report from R.S. Abrams and Company.
  • Superintendent Dr. John Bierwirth said that this year’s report was a good audit.

2013-14 School Calendar

  • The board adopted a 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school calendar.
  • Dr. Bierwirth said he wanted to give some families more time to plan for their vacations and schedules by potentially approving calendars for the next few years.

Grants

  • The board accepted a grant of $604.13 from the Herricks Athletic Boosters for a hydroboost water cooler and bottle filler.
  • The board accepted a gift of two $1,000 scholarships from the Herricks Community Fund.

Other Board News

  • Iman Zeid, a Herricks parent, has been appointed to the committee on special education as a parent member.
  • The board approved to keep its excess major medical renewal rates the same as the current year.
  • The district has joined the National Joint Powers Alliance, which allows the district to have some bargaining power when it now goes out for national bids.
  • The board voted to extend its contract for bus and van maintenance and reporais with Nesco Bus Maintenance for the 2013-2014. The contract’s price has not increased since 2005.

The next meeting of the Herricks Board of Education will be on Thursday, February 7 at the community center.

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