Heritage looks at inclement-weather policy for athletics
BROADLANDS — The Heritage school district is working to create a policy regarding athletic practices and inclement weather.
In the past, if school was canceled due to bad weather or roads, teams have still been permitted to hold practices.
"The message is the roads are too bad for academics but not bad enough for athletics," said school board member Kimberly Keniley-Ashbrook.
Others disagreed, saying road conditions could be vastly different by the time practices would occur. They believe the decision should be made on a case-by-case basis.
— The district is considering allowing students to have use cell phones during lunch periods and class — pending teacher approval.
Teachers would display signs, letting students whether phones were allowed to be used.
— The elementary school playground will receive a $22,400 upgrade.
— There will be no eighth-grade graduation ceremony next year. This year, the celebration cost the district $1,600 for gowns, diplomas and stage rentals.