Eldred teachers defer raises
Athletic director Jolene Porter reported that approximately 170 athletes in grades 7 through 12 have signed up for one or more sports. Competition will begin on September 23. Porter emphasized that new concussion legislation requires parental signature on consent forms. A video regarding the topic, “Concussion: All You Need to Know!” can be viewed at ecs.schoolwires.com/Page/2686.
Public comment immediately before adjournment drew a request, supported by a petition containing district resident signatures, that the board reconsider its decision to curtail the district’s driver education program. Dufour and Reiser acknowledged regret that the program had been discontinued, and attributed that decision to increased cost and steadily decreasing enrollment. Disclosing that the district still owns and insures the car formerly used by the program, they cited instructor cost as the prohibitive factor.