Incoming Shelton High School Students will see some new items this year, even before they get to school.
New, propane-powered buses will be picking up students on Sept. 3.
"The propane buses are inspected, registered, and insured. Usually
any excitement about transportation isn't a good thing - any excitement
that exists this year should be positive," said Board of Education Chairman Mark Holden said. "Every indication is Landmark
is committed to ensuring everything runs as well as it should."
Shelton High School Renovations
Holden reported progress on the high school, which has fire code violations.
"The steps and most of the cement at the main entrance to the High School were redone in July, and came out nice. The hand rails were supposed to be installed. The perforations between floors at the high school are on track to be fixed prior to the first day of school," Holden said.
"We've hired a vendor to install sprinklers in parts of the school to address some of the fire code violations, and they assure us they'll be in by the first day of school," he added. "We are working on the fire code violations as quickly as we can. Staff has put hundreds of hours into it since school closed," according to the chairman.
New Device Policy
"We will be starting to implement a BYOD (bring your own device) program in schools this year," Holden said. "The plan is to allow students to use their own iPads, phones, tablets and laptops in the schools. There will be controls over what web sites they can visit.