Guilderland School District

Agenda Item

Board Policy Discussion


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The board will discuss #8410 Student Transportation policy and regulation.

Meeting History

Sep 19, 2017 8:00 AM  Board of Education Special Meeting

Assistant Superintendent for Business Neil Sanders reviewed existing policy# 8410 Student Transportation. A discussion ensued regarding safe bus stops.

Christopher McManus spoke in support of changing the Board policy and offered language for a new policy. He asked the administration to tell him how many kids are walking unsafely to a bus stop at the next Board meeting.

Catherine Barber said it is not the expertise of the Board to determine the safety of the road.

Judy Slack said any road at any given time can be deemed unsafe.

Gloria Towle-Hilt said it is a shared responsibility with the parent and the school to make sure their children are safe.

Danielle Poirier, transportation director, addressed the Board. She asked them to please take their time and consider all factors before making any policy change.

It was decided the Business Practices Committee will discuss the issue at their next meeting.