Meal prices change at Uniontown schools

Friday, June 15, 2018

During the summer lull, the USD 235 Board of Education is spending the time preparing for the 2018-19 school year.

During their meeting Monday, board members approved new prices for meals and revisions to handbooks for each school.

Meal prices

Approval of the consent agenda included increases for meals. Student breakfast will increase 5 cents to $1.45; WBE and UHS student lunches will increase 10 cents to $265. And $2.75 respectively; adult breakfast will increase 5 cents to $2.15; and adult lunches will increase 10 cents to $3.70.

Superintendent Bret Howard was appointed as the school lunch representative and hearing officer for free and reduced lunch appeals during the 2018-19 school year.

Handbooks

WBE

Vance Eden, who officially becomes the West Bourbon Elementary principal on July 1, attended the meeting and provided input to changes made in the WBE handbook.

Eden replaces Tyler Jackman, who submitted his letter or recommendation in February.

According to the handbook, students should walk on the sidewalk after being dropped off or while being picked up from school.

Winter coats are required if students go outside and the temperature feels like or is 32 degrees or below. There will be no exceptions, such as wearing two hoodies or a hoodie and a jacket, the handbook states.

If party invitations are passed out during school, invitations must be given to all students in the class or all of one gender in the class.

“Singling individuals out who are not invited will not be allowed and may result in disciplinary action,” the handbook states.

The handbook also adds iPods and iPads to the list of personal property that is not allowed at school. It will be the parent’s responsibility to reclaim confiscated items.

UHS/UJHS handbook

The junior and senior high school handbook sets the building hours. Students will be allowed to enter the building at 7:30 a.m. when breakfast is served.

“We’re not going to allow buses to drop off students before 7:30,” Howard said. “That got to be earlier and earlier. We had kids getting dropped off at 7:10. The problem is, we don’t have people in the building at 7:10. Dropping kids off that early causes issues.”

Students must be out of the building by 3:45 p.m. unless supervised by a coach.

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