2018-01-08 / News

Peck Schools, village work to make safe route for students

Staff Writer

PECK — Peck Community Schools and the Village of Peck are teaming up to make it safer for kids to get back and forth to school.

Peck Superintendent Frank Johnson said the village approached the school district about applying for a grant for Safe Routes to School, an initiative to make it safe and convenient for kids to walk and bicycle to school.

Johnson said the Peck Board of Education approved the request from the Village of Peck during its Dec. 14 meeting and agreed to hire a consulting group for a maximum total cost of $2,000.

“We’ll be preparing the grant,” Johnson said. “The village and schools will hire a consulting group for $2,000 to help with the grant.”

In other business:

• The board officially approved the superintendent’s contract extension until the end of June.

• Board members adopted Thrun Professional Staff Policies as presented.

• The sale of welding equipment to the Sanilac ISD was approved.

• The board agreed to a $600 stipend to Bill Kerr for making inclement weather closures.

• Erica Kosal was named junior high basketball cheerleading coach.

• Resignations were accepted from paraprofessional Cindy Thompson and junior high cheerleading coach Michelle Wood.

• The superintendent’s report included: Parent Advisory Committee will meet Jan. 16; bond project update; winter sports are underway; curriculum and testing; and counseling report that 50 percent of Peck graduates pursue post-secondary education.

• Johnson thanked the Sanilac County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Phil Cooper and inmates for fixing the leaning east fence at no cost. “They did a really nice job,” Johnson said.

• The principal’s report by Bill Kerr included: Regional ETP/Superintendent Meeting; Advise MI; curriculum specialist; assessments; Kidz Have Rights presentation, a body safety education program in local schools that teaches children about sexual abuse; and sign installation.

• A food service update was presented by Elizabeth Ciaramella along with newsletters and handout of food service numbers.

• A thank you was received from the family of Linda Girard, a longtime para pro who passed away.

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