UNIT 2 APPROVES 2008-2009 CALENDAR AND PURCHASE OF BUSES
The Unit 2 Board of Education met Monday night for their regular monthly meeting. Board members approved the calendar for the 2008-2009 school year. With extensive work to be done at the high school this summer, school will start a little later in the fall than in previous years. The first day of school is set for August 22nd with the last day of school scheduled for June 8th to pick up report cards. The calendar includes seven emergency days.
Unit 2 board members then agreed to purchase five 2009, 71-passenger buses and two 2008, 26-passenger buses. With these purchases, the district will be able to get rid of five older buses and then every bus in the fleet will be less than five years old. The reimbursement rate to the district, for the new buses, is around 65%.
Graduation dates for this year were set for May 24th at the high school and May 27th for all junior high centers.
After 42 years with the Unit 2 School District, Junior High secretary Nyla Strole submitted a letter of retirement, effective June 28th. Principal Gary Brauns, along with the board, commended Nyla for her wonderful service to the district throughout the years.
MATH, ENGLISH AND DRIVERS ED TO BE OFFERED THIS SUMMER AT UNIT 2
Summer Driver's Education, Math and English classes will again be offered at the Unit 2 High School this year. Principal Kevin Cochrane presented information to the school board Monday night about the need for the extra classes.
Math and English would be available to those who are behind in credits, as a result of failing during the school year. Cochrane explained that due to the work scheduled to be done at the building this summer, the classes would be held at the Jr. High.
Driver's Education would be available to those students who have birthdays qualifying them for the summer session. Each class would meet five days a week, three hours per day, for four weeks, equaling 60 hours for the summer. Cochrane said that the programs have been very successful over the past two years.