Computer purchase, routine items on board agenda


New chrome books will be made available to students at Wayne Community Schools following action taken during Monday's regular meeting of the Board of Education.
A bid of $25,547.33 from GovConnections was accepted for the purchase of 116 chrome books and a chrome book cart.
A portion of the chrome books and the cart will be placed in the elementary school and the remainder given to students at Wayne High School.
Superintendent Mark Lenihan explained to the board the system the school plans to use for replacing the chrome books. He told the board the devices generally have a life of four years. The district charges students $25 per year for the chrome books and plans to give them to the students upon graduation from Wayne Community Schools.
The majority of the items on Monday's agenda involved routine review of several school policies, including the authority and responsibility of the superintendent, parental involvement, anti-bullying and student fees.
The board also gave first reading approval of the 2016-2017 Teacher Handbook. Included in the handbook will be information on the changes in fundraising through the upcoming Gift-A-Thon.
During the board committee reports portion of the meeting, Lindsay McLaughlin, Director of the Wayne Community Schools Foundation, presented information on the All School Reunion activities that took place in conjunction with this year Chicken Show. She told the board there was "a great turnout" at the Golf Tournament and a number of people toured both schools following the Chicken Show Parade.
"Thank you to everyone who helped in any way during any of the events," McLaughlin told the board.
Travis Meyer, head of the Faciltiy/Safety Committee told the board of projects taking place over the summer and noted that the new lockers at Wayne High School are scheduled to be installed this week.
The Wayne Community Schools Board of Education will next meet in regular session on Monday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. in the junior-senior high school library.
A board retreat will be held Monday, July 18 at 5 p.m. at the Early Learning Center with no formal action taken at this meeting.