Concerns over school bus delays and books at Blackhawk School Board meeting

Story by Curtis Walsh – Beaver County Radio. Published January 11, 2024 9:36 P.M.

(Chippewa Township, Pa) The Blackhawk School Board met Thursday evening for their first meeting of the month. The district announced they will be participating in the Global Scholars Program, which will recognize students who are enrolled in world language classes and fulfil certain criteria within their 4 years of high school. Blackhawk will be one of only a handful of schools in the state participating in the program.

During the public comment on agenda items, one parent raised concerns over transparency of when buses will run late. The woman stated that the district often “double buses” with one bus handling more than one route, resulting in the buses running 15 to 20 minutes late. She would like there to be some type of notification system in place so that children aren’t waiting in the outdoor conditions.

During the visitor comment section of the meeting, the Board was questioned about the resource material review, in which a committee is reviewing books that could potentially be deemed inappropriate for school libraries. The board was asked whether or not the committee will have to read all of the books. The Board responded that only 2 members of the committee are required to fully read the books.

The Blackhawk School Board will meet again on January 25th at 6:30pm in the high school library.

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