Triton logoThe Triton School Board approved a number of new hires for the upcoming school year including seven teaching positions. It was noted that they are still in the process of filling a social studies position at the Jr/Sr High School. They also approved a number of coaching positions.

Among other items, the board members approved the hourly rates for bus drivers for the 2019-2020 school year. The new rates reflect an approximately one percent increase over last school year. Drivers had received a 22 percent increase last year to bring their pay rates in line with those of other area school corporations.

The driver rates are based on the number of years of experience and divided into three categories. Starting daily rate for drivers holding a CDL license is $65.65, non-CDL , $60.60, and special education pre-school is $85.85. Those reaching the final level receive $86.86 for CDL, $81.81 for non-CDL, and $107.06 for special education. Drivers with favorable recommendation on their annual evaluation are eligible to move up a level effective the following school year, if the recommendations financially prudent.

Superintendent Jeremy Riffle shared a few comments on the corporation core values. Riffle said, “As good as we are, we know that we can always achieve better results. We constantly try to find better ways of doing our work, and when we achieve our goals, we set higher goals.”

According to Riffle, they will be making changes to student ID’s at some point to aide in reunification of students and parents in case of an emergency. He told the board that he and staff member Laura Baker had met with Rex Cox, safety and security administrator at Mooresville School Corporation , to discuss reunification efforts and obtain suggestions.

Riffle also briefly outlined the timeline for a community discussion on the Bourbon Old Gym. They are proposing a public meeting on August 14 when they will make a presentation and take questions from the audience.  Additional dates will be made for a review and discussion of the proposals received and then acted upon at a school board meeting.

Elementary school registration will begin online on July 24. In person registration is set for July 29 from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. and July 30 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. for the elementary school and Triton Jr/SR High School.

The first student day is August 7. A meeting for Jr/Sr High athletes and parents will be held on August 13 at 6:00 P.M. in the Triton auditorium.

Carol Anders Correspondent