The Madison School Board will consider making significant changes to two of the school district's vehicle-use policies regarding the parking of any private vehicles in school parking lots when it meets on Monday.
The school district's transportation committee reviewed parking policies during the last two months after a number of parents came before the school board in February with complaints. The parents had disagreed with high school administrators about having student vehicles towed earlier that month for violating parking policy.
The school board members will consider striking all of policy JHFD-R, which outlines many parking regulations and a graduated disciplinary process for the students' parking violations.
The board members will also consider changing policy JHFD. Those changes include requiring all district personnel and students to register all vehicles parked during school hours with their identification numbers displayed. The new version of JHFD would provide school officials with the authority to tow without notice at the owner's expense all vehicles violating district policies.
The board members will meet earlier than their typical meeting time, at 5:30 p.m., for supper in the high school cafeteria. After the meal, they will meet in the high school's new science wing and hold the rest of their meeting in the new chemistry classroom.
The board members have scheduled their consideration of approval for 2013-14 contract negotiations with certified employees. The proposed contract will increase base salaries by $500 to $31,800. It would also provide a 1-percent increase to returning staff members after $500 is added to wages.
In other business, the board members will consider:
-- Conducting a tour of renovations and construction at the high school.
-- Accepting the resignation at the end of the school year of Jared Peterreins as the computer teacher at Madison Middle School and hiring Travis Johnson as his replacement for 2013-14.
-- Hiring Stacy Anderson as the middle school physical education teacher for 2013-14.
-- Hearing a report from MHS Principal Sharon Knowlton regarding graduation diplomas and other reports on the overhaul of the activity bus and selling surplus items at the Prairie Village auction.
-- Seeking bids to install air-conditioning for the middle school gym.
-- Renewing the Afterschool Care Program which provides the summer school program.
The school board members have also scheduled at the end of the meeting two executive sessions to discuss personnel negotiations and personnel matters.