Wed 5pm: Business Services Committee meeting. Items of note:
V) Energy Performance contract with McKinstry. Once more into the breach.
VI) 2009-10 budget update and preliminary budget proposal: This will be the first detailed look at the proposed budget reductions for next year. This is a discussion only, nothing will be approved
VII) Approval of district transportation bids: Bus service (currently provided by Badger Bus) is run with 5 year contracts. The current contract ends this year and we have solicited bids for the next 5 years. We will also make a recommendation concerning continued district operation of routes in Cottage Grove or if those should also be contracted.
VIII) School start and end times: To reduce transportation costs we will discuss a proposal to adjust the bell times for the CG 5th graders.
IX) Walk Zones: Change the 5th grade walk zones to match the 6th grade walk zones district wide. Currently siblings in the same building might be in the situation where the 5th grader is bused while the 6th grader walks.