The Board of Education for the Slater School District met Friday, Oct. 3, to discuss bus routes, fiscal matters, and the yearly Veterans Day program.
The first item brought to the board's attention was the concern of a parent who had noticed a district bus idling throughout an entire ball game.
A letter was sent to district bus drivers in response to this complaint, which thanked drivers for their service, but asked them to cease the practice of having their buses idle for extended periods of time.
Drivers were asked in the letter that, if there is a reason to do this, they discuss it with the board.
Bus routes were another topic on the agenda, with the possible removal of what was a temporary three-mile addition to one route being brought to the board's attention. No action was taken.
The possibility of zeroing the balance owed to the district's food service was also discussed.
The board has the option each year to either carry the previous year's balance over into the next or to make the two entities financially square.
Last year, the board reported, there was a positive balance of $1,546.43, which was carried into the current year's books. During this year, the balance decreased to negative $8,658.32, a total cost of $10,204.75, with the employment of four cooks given as the reason for such a cost. The board voted to pay the amount owed.
A Veterans Day program was the final matter discussed by the board. Put together by Charlie Guthrie, it will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the gymnasium.
A Junior ROTC drill team will perform. State, county, and city representatives will be present.