Host of CCS policies get nod from school board

    As 2017-18 classes at Chase County Schools near, action at last week’s board of education meeting included a long list of school policies slated for approval.
    Also included as the July 11 meeting were a pair of state-mandated public hearings on two specific policies dealing with student fees and parent involvement, which later in the meeting were approved.
    Nearly 20 policies were before the board on second reading, and all gained board approval.
    They addressed such issues as purchasing, anti-harassment, employee fundraising, enrollment requirements for home-schooled students if wanting to be in NSAA-sanctioned activities, student interviews by law enforcement, internet safety and even one on the upcoming solar eclipse, which suggests a waiver/release or opt-out form if the school hosts an eclipse viewing event.
    Other business at the meeting included regular reports, a Wellington school auction update, appointments and an FFA market plan team presentation.
Schools drop basketball games with Longhorns
    Activities Director Troy Hauxwell told board members that both McCook and Bridgeport informed him they were dropping CCS from their basketball schedules for the 2017-18 season.
    McCook has joined a second conference, the Southwest Conference, he said, and for certain will not play Chase County in the boys’ game. There is a possibility the McCook/CCS girls’ game may be played, Hauxwell noted, but that’s not been finalized.
    McCook, just an hour away, has been on Chase County’s opening weekend basketball schedule for years.
    Bridgeport, which is a member of the SPVA Conference like Chase County, is also dropping the Longhorns this coming season.
    Hauxwell said their A.D. told him Bridgeport school board members are concerned with travel distance, so replaced the CCS regular season games with Creek Valley (Chappell).
    Hauxwell said he’s working to fill those openings on the 2017-18 basketball schedules.

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