The Southeast Dubois School Board met in regular session Wednesday afternoon and approved action to lessen the amount of hours worked by Instructional Assistants.
SE Dubois School Superintendent Rick Allen discusses the board action:
Under the new guidelines, instructional assistants will be limited to a total of 5 ¾ hours per day or 28 ¾ hours per week. Allen says this reduction is tied directly to the planned implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and may still change further before the start of the next school year.
Allen also spoke after the meeting about the recent situation at Forest Park High School, in which authorities responded to a possible bomb threat:
According to Allen, school officials learned to not sue 2-way radios or cell phones during this type of incident. It also helped sharpen the focus on the whereabouts of students at all times, in case this type of situation would happen in the future:
Allen went on to say that future drills involving non-weather related issues would be conducted.