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School board considers ties with Boys and Girls Club

ABHUTCHISON, Sierra Sun

The Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District Board of Trustees met for its September regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7. All action items were unanimously approved.

Board members also discussed a possible joint occupancy agreement between the district and the Boys and Girls Club.

“Our common goal is to work with the Boys and Girls Club and not separate ourselves from them,” board member Karen Van Epps said.

District staff is seeking other models of such a partnership, which is unique in that it is a joint venture between public and private organizations.

The board discussed the possibility of changing its intradistrict transportation policy which currently provides intradistrict transportation to special programs when there is already a bus going in that direction.

Board and staff talked about the possibility of changing that policy to provide transportation regardless in certain situations. The issue came up when two Tahoe City children could no longer get TTUSD transportation to and from the Kings Beach Elementary School dual-immersion program.

“My recommendation is that we change the policy that says parents who are in a particular situation … could appeal to the board or the superintendent,” TTUSD Superintendent Pat Gemma said.

He recommended the board rewrite the current policy to provide for flexibility for certain situations.

A presentation was also given on the results of a Measure S survey. An education research representative said results of the community survey are “mildly positive” for the campaign, which will kick off this fall. Measure S, a parcel tax which helps fund extra-curricular and enrichment programs, will be up for reelection in March, 2001.

The board will discuss the possibility of implementing a random drug testing policy for high school athletes in the district at its Sept. 21 board meeting. Comments from the public are encouraged. That meeting will be held at the district office in Truckee at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 582-7600.


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