District included in city planning
The schcool board recognized President Michael Faccinetto for his eight years of service to the district at its Sept. 25 meeting, but did not linger in celebration.
Members quickly swept through business and recommendations, as well as reports from students and committees. One interesting item up for vote, and approved unanimously, was a memorandum of understanding between Bethlehem and the district.
Initially presented at the Sept. 19 meeting, the core of the agreement was to recognize the role the district could perform in the event of a natural, technological, or human-caused disaster. The agreement sets forth that the district could cooperate in emergency evacuations by providing bus transportation for children, the elderly and people with access and functional needs.
The memo touches upon the method for deployment, as well as the cost reimbursement and potential liability of both parties. Following on the heels of numerous recent natural disasters throughout the nation, Bethlehem residents have the added security of knowing that the district is willing to step outside its role and assist in greater public safety.
The evening wrapped on a lighter note, with three young ladies from Clearview ES speaking their mind on the prohibition of “spaghetti strap” shirts.
Given the temperatures in the 90s that week, Faith Bruch (grade 5), Sarah Bruch (grade 3) and Titania Cmil (grade 3) all took to the podium amid nervousness and giggles, to respectfully address their concern.
The board thanked the girls for pursuing the proper avenue to voice their opinion, and arranged for the girls to have an in-depth discussion on the dress code with district staff after the meeting. While the dress code was not likely to change based on their input, they followed the meeting with a spirited and respectful discussion, and were again thanked by district staff for their manners.