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School Board to consider Code of Conduct, service credit for bus drivers

May 21, 2017 GMT

The Aiken County Board of Education will consider, first reading revisions to the Code of Student Conduct and approval of service credit for bus drivers at its regular meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m., in the Aiken County Pubic School District office at 1000 Brookhaven Drive.

According to the meeting’s agenda, the Code of Student Conduct is reviewed and updated annually.

As part of this process, a discipline steering committee consisting of community members, parents, educational leaders, teachers, board members and administrators from all three grade levels reviews the Code of Student Conduct and considers recommended additions, deletions and revisions from school administration.

Recommendations include the provision of clear guidance for school administrators in addressing student incidents with the intent of increasing consistency and appropriateness throughout the District.

The board tentatively has approved service credit beginning in the 2017-18 school year for positions paid from the pay scales as follows: clerk/office staff; support IV, V, and VI; administrative assistant to the Board/ Superintendent; foreman/maintenance manager; professional I and II; nurse, supervisor; and coordinator.

The shortage of bus drivers is a critical need, according to the district.

The district will hold a bus driver fair in early June. Without approval of the service credit for bus drivers, the district would be unable to guarantee prospective drivers that the credit would be granted.

Under special orders of business, the board will recognize the Midland Valley High School Special Olympic Award Presidential Scholar Award and spring sports state champions.

The board also will recognize students who completed 12 years of school with perfect attendance.