School Briefs: Baltic approves free, reduced activity tickets
September 26. 2012 1:58PM
Baltic school board approves free, reduced activity tickets
At the board’s Sept. 10 meeting, the Baltic School District’s governing group approved offering free and reduced activity tickets to those families that qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. The school board discussed the possibility, which is in effect at neighboring schools, such as Chester, and ultimately approved a rate of $5 for reduced activity tickets and free for those receiving free lunch.
The regular rate for an activity ticket at Baltic High School has been $15 across the board.
Baltic district discusses future bus overcrowding
Bus overcrowding was a topic of discussion at the Baltic School Board’s September meeting.
Superintendent Bob Sittig said that though the buses are not yet over capacity, it’s an issue that the district will need to address in the future.
“The number of students riding the bus in the morning has been pushing the limit of bus capacity,” Sittig said in his report to the board.
“We have not exceeded capacity yet, but the fear is that when the weather turns cold, some students who are riding bikes or walking now will begin riding the bus.”
The superintendent said the routes are being reworked in order to maintain efficiency and regular capacity while maintaining the routes’ lengths.
The buses have been running at 55 to 56 students at times, and the vehicles’ capacities are approximately 59.