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Hilliard school board

Possible policy revisions include cameras on district vehicles


Hilliard school board members considered several policy revisions and acted only to approve a consent agenda Nov. 26 before adjourning into an executive session to discuss a personnel matter.

The board's consent agenda included stipend agreements with numerous faculty and staff members in the district, unpaid leaves of absence, the retirement of a bus driver and hiring a bus driver and bus mechanic.

There was no further formal action, but board members considered recommendations of a policy review committee to revise several district policies.

Such revisions include removal of the Adequate Yearly Progress component on the Ohio Department of Education's state report card. The ODE will replace it with a similar measure yet to be determined, district spokeswoman Amanda Morris said.

Other revisions include allowing the use of cameras and electronic devices on "all school vehicles," expanding their use to protect and secure district personnel, students and property, and providing the district with the ability to grant diplomas to those whose service in World War II and the Vietnam and Korean wars precluded completion of courses.

After the 30-minute public meeting, board members moved into a two-hour executive session to discuss "the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee."

No further action was taken upon adjournment of the executive session.

The board met at Hoffman Trails Elementary School. Board meetings are held at different schools throughout the year to allow host faculty and students to showcase programs to the board. Principal Sherri Miller, second-grade teacher Drew Sprouse and students demonstrated examples of 21st-century technology in the classroom.