ROMNEY — From grading to asbestos management, Hampshire County schools have a new set of policies in place.

The school board approved the 3rd reading of 11 policies at its Monday night meeting. Three more policies passed a 2nd reading, putting them in line to become official rules at the June 24 meeting.

Superintendent Jeff Pancione said the votes were part of an effort to clean up local policies.

Besides grading and asbestos management, the policies approved Monday govern the middle level program of study, reporting student progress, retention, inter-county student transfers, credit recovery, credit for completion of college work, wellness, the employee code of conduct and service staff development.

The policy receiving 2nd readings were on graduation credits for home-school students, student use of motor vehicles and the drug-free police for the simulated workforce program at HHS. 

In other business:

• Stephanie Buckley gave an update on student progress in the alternative education program, called the Chrysalis Center, at Romney Middle School.

• A $16,275.64 bid was accepted for a new dishwasher, double sink, garbage disposal and dish table at John J. Cornwell School. It will be paid for by a grant from the state.

• Board members and Pancione discussed the mowing of more than 30 acres at the county’s 6 elementary and 2 middle schools over the summer and plowing school lots after snowstorms.

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