The Bay District School Board addressed several possible changes for next school year. At Tuesday's Board Meeting, the Board took action on items ranging from school start times to rezoning.
Two of the votes finalized changes regarding the high school start time and an incentive program for certain principals.
The Bay District School Board voted to change the high school start time to begin at 8:15 am and end at 2:45pm. The Board also approved an addition to the administrative salary schedule which would provide a ten thousand dollar bonus to principals who choose to move from a high performing school to a low performing school.
Revisions to the school dress code policy were approved at the meeting to be advertised. Lastly, the Board voted to move forward with the rezoning discussion based on the superintendent's recommendation to just rezone and not close any schools. Superintendent Bill Husfelt says this is to prepare for potential growth in Northern Bay County.
"There's enough seats to handle it where we're at right now, but not with a lot of growth. So we had to pull some of that out to deal with the growth. We're trying to account for the possibility of growth. This is a two year solution to see if the growth really happens," says Husfelt.
The District will set up public workshops to discuss the recommended zoning changes.