LM holds off on insurance policy decision
MANDATA - The Line Mountain School Board held off on a decision to update their insurance policy Tuesday night at the meeting in the junior-senior high school.
Both Directors David Scott Bartholomew and Lamont Masser expressed their discomfort with a stipulation to the policy that district employees would not be allowed to drive motorcycles while on school business.
"Where do we draw the line?" Masser asked.
An employee should be permitted to use any personal vehicle, especially when they drive it to and from work, Bartholomew said.
Solicitor Rich Roberts advised the board they were allowed to dictate the vehicle during business hours if it's being used for school business, but could not regulate which vehicle they use for transportation to and from work.
The board decided not to vote on the upgrades, have business manager Phil Rapant discuss the issue with the insurance broker and vote on it at a later date.
The board also held off on purchasing and installing 554 feet of 6-foot-high chain link fence at the Trevorton Elementary School from Apollo Fence, of Richfield, at a cost of $9,899. Several board members wanted to get additional quotes on the fencing.
In other business, the board approved:
- An agreement with QA Plus Inc. Quality Assurance Plus, of Mechanicsburg, to perform quality control testing and inspections at the high school for $63,540.90 and at the elementary school for $35,756.
- The preliminary 2013-14 general operating budget for the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit in the amout of $1,183,369. Line Mountain'ss share of this budget is $18,428.