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Bellevue Schools Adopt Next Year's Calendar, Will Sell 2 Buses

The Bellevue Board of Education voted on a calendar for the 2016-2017 school year at Wednesday night's meeting.

Superintendent Robb Smith had distributed two different versions of the calendar to the board members to consider before the meeting, and they opted to go for the second version, only changing the start date from August 8 to August 15. Because of the later start date, Smith said they took out a few three-day weekends and put the make-up days at the end of the year.

The board also approved participation in the Summer Food Service program for breakfast and lunch starting June 6 and ending July 29 at Bellevue High School and/or Grandview Elementary. The only days when meals would not be offered are July 1 and July 4.

Continuation application of the Family Resource Center and the Youth Service Center grants for 2017-2018 was approved by the board. Fifty anticipated substitute teachers, a normal yearly amount, were approved for the next school year.

Two school buses were officially listed as surplus property, and the board voted to use the KISTA 2016 Used School Bus Sale Resolution for the purpose of selling the buses. They also gave Superintendent Smith the authority to accept or reject any or all bids on behalf of the board.

Bellevue City Council's liaison to the school board, Councilman Ryan Salzman, said that he would be stepping down as official liason and that Councilman Dave Slater would be taking his place.

Students from Grandview Elementary and Bellevue High School were honored for effort and enthusiasm, or going the extra mile.  Jake Bricking, Isabella Evers, Olivia Joseph, Alyssa Thompson, Anabela Diaz, Jerzie Dehner, and Haciel Ruiz acquired the award for Grandview elementary, and Kalyia Day, Haley Wooding, Elizabeth Stroberg, Nate Addison, Jackson Fischer, Tommy Demoss and Shadeara Jones were honored from the high school.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor
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