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Bluffton schools announce 2011-2012 free and reduced-price meal program

Bluffton Exempted Village Schools announced its 2011-2012 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch.

Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals.


Council passes first reading of golf cart ordinance; seat belts will be required of all passengers

In the eyes of Bluffton's police golf carts on the golf course are simply golf carts. Golf carts on village streets will soon be recognized as vehicles. That means golf cart drivers will abide by all state laws governing vehicles.

The laws include seat belt requirements on all golf carts. It includes car seats for youngsters. Council passed the first reading of the ordinance on July 11.


Bluffton school non-certified staff agree to wage freeze

Following suite with the Bluffton school administrators and Bluffton certified staff, the Bluffton school non-certified employees agreed to a wage free for 2011-12.

The action took place at the June 23 school board meeting.

The non-certified staff was the final negotiating group with the school board this year. Several other significant pieces of board action took place.

To view the June 23 board agenda open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

All action presented passed.


June 27 Bluffton council meeting cancelled

The regularly scheduled Monday, June 27, Bluffton council meeting has been cancelled.The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be on Monday, July 11, at 8 p.m. at the Bluffton Town Hall, Third Floor Community Room.


Council purchases three used golf carts for village use

Bluffton council found a way to beat high gas prices. On Monday, council agreed to purchase three 2002 model golf carts from D&J Golf Carts of Bluffton. The total cost of the carts is $12,975. According to Jamie Mehaffie, village administrator, the carts will be used in the every-day activities of the service department, sewer department and police.

He said that EMS had previously accepted a donated cart. That cart's use is extensive and it has proven to be efficient.


Bluffton schools seek input for spending funds

Parents or guardians of children with disabilities in Bluffton Schools are asked to give input on the way the school district will spend Title VI-B Flow-Thru Funds during the 2011-2012 school year.

Parents should contact special education officer Timothy Closson at 419-358-7951.