Davis School District
In its June 21 meeting, the Davis Board of Education:
- Honored Judy Allen, Davis High School track coach; Gayla Bradshaw, West Point Elementary teacher; and several volunteers from AT&T for service to the district.
- Approved a joint parking agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide space at Adelaide Elementary.
- Accepted a bid from Beck Street Construction for the Crestview Elementary addition and remodeling project.
- Agreed to continue Hill Field Elementary's alternative schedule program for a second year.
- Set a truth-in-taxation hearing for Aug. 2, when the final budget will also be approved. The district has proposed to keep the same tax structure this year as last year, instead of reducing the tax rate as the state has recommended. Maintaining the current rate would bring revenues of $120,000 more than would be collected with a lower rate, said business administrator Roger Glines.
- Approved the district's workers' compensation plan.
- Approved school lunch prices for the 1994-95 year, a 15-cent increase for elementary students and a 25-cent increase for secondary students. The prices are $1.15 and $1.25 for elementary and secondary, respectively.
- Established a $4 fee to be charged for students participating in high school athletics. The fee will help fund the district's student catastrophic insurance.
- Heard a report from Wally Hawkins regarding ninth-grade participation in high school athletics. Of 290 educators, coaches and residents responding to a survey Hawkins conducted, he said the majority - 46 percent - wanted junior high athletics to stay as is. Currently, ninth-graders are allowed to participate in high school lifetime sports, such as swimming, golf, cross country and track. Seventeen percent said ninth-graders should not be allowed to participate in high school athletics, 13 percent said they should only if they made varsity, and the rest had no preference.
- Listened to parents concerned about Kaysville busing routes that they consider hazardous.