School news for June 20

June 20, 2013 

Clover board OKs raising meal price

The Clover School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved raising the school lunch/breakfast price at its regular meeting on Monday held at the administrative office.

District finance officer Ken Love recommended the Aramark Food Services contract be extended for the 2013-14 school year, and included a 25 cent increase in full-paid price of breakfast and lunch. The price for breakfast will be $1.50 for students and $2.50 for adults. The price for lunch will be $2.50 for students and $4 for adults.

This will not affect the reduced and free meal programs, Love said.

Superintendent Dr. Marc Sosne said rates have been raised 5 to 10 cents the past two years.

$1.2M property purchase approved

The Clover School District Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously approved purchasing 6 acres for $1.2 million that includes land, inventory and several pieces of equipment.

“It won’t cost anywhere near what it would to build,” said Ken Love, district finance officer. And there’s “ample room to expand.”

The property, he said, is located in the center of the district and will be used for maintenance equipment. Extra inventory, Love said, could be auctioned off.

Clover working on emergency preparedness

Clover School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sheila Huckabee updated the Clover School District Board of Trustees on the districtwide emergency preparedness plan.

Huckabee said the district worked with Mike Clumpner, Threat Suppression Inc. consultant who was head of security for the Charlotte Democratic National Convention, creating the district’s emergency action plan and reviewing scenarios.

Following the Incident Command Model, developed after 9-11, “we have developed this for our school district and every position has a back up.

“We need to drill this plan,” she said.

She said the police and fire departments and school system will need to work in a coordinated way.

New to the schools, each school will have at least two emergency kits - indentifying teachers and staff, floor plans, utility check lists, who is trained in First Aid and more.

The schools also will conduct a bomb threat and/or tornado drills at least once per school year.

The handbooks will be updated for parents, however, not all of the plan will be made public.

‘It’s not something you put on the website,” she said. “For security reasons we can’t reveal the whole plan to everyone. It’s a safety plan.”

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