SCHOOL DISTRICT Construction to stifle traffic entering school
The schools will seek the help of police in traffic matters.
By HOLLY A. TAYLOR
HOWLAND -- Schools Superintendent John Rubesich is concerned that children will have a longer commute home from school for the first couple of months because a bridge is under construction.
"Please cooperate for the first couple of months," he said. School starts Monday.
The bridge connecting East Market Street and Warren-Sharon Road (old state Route 82) has been closed since June for reconstruction and is not slated to reopen until October.
"Children are not going to be getting home at the time they are used to," Rubesich said during Monday's board of education meeting. The traffic has become so congested that buses may have a difficult time, he said.
The problem is especially evident at the intersection with state Route 46. Rubesich hopes motorists will understand the problem and allow buses to gain access to the busy road. He intends to meet with Howland Police Chief Paul Monroe to get advice and assistance on the issue.
Treasurer is retiring
In other business, board members spoke graciously of retiring Treasurer Tom Krispinsky. His retirement will be effective Dec. 31. He has been the Howland School District's treasurer since July 1993."We've had clean audits, and that is what it's all about," said board member Ray Tisone. He further noted that Krispinsky used his thriftiness to find ways to save money while giving more to the pupils.
The school board will begin looking for a replacement treasurer in October or early November.
The district still is looking for qualified CDL bus drivers to become substitutes. Base pay starts at $9.50. Those interested may inquire at the superintendent's office in Howland Middle School.