An audience of 24 sat in on the April 8 meeting of the Centralia R-VI Board of Education. They saw the board welcome two new members while saying farewell to two departing members. They also heard preliminary budget discussions and a very brief discussion regarding online access to board meeting information.
They heard board member Erle Bennett discuss the possibility of formulating a policy to protect Wednesday nights and Sundays as family times, avoiding school district events during those times. “In my opinion, Wednesdays ought to be rare and Sunday almost never.”
When board member Jason Hedrick said he wanted to see the actual policy, Bennett said he was not sure there was one. “I think we should be very cautious about encroaching on those days. They’ve got to have one night when they can catch up on their homework and family time.”
“I think that is fair,” Hedrick responded.
The board agreed to continue the discussion and examine a formal policy proposal at their May meeting.
For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.