The Oskaloosa School Board Monday approved an eight-week summer school program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, said Supt. Jim White.
The classes will be offered from June 7 to July 2 and from July 12 to Aug. 6. White said the program will include both enrichment and remedial courses, with an emphasis on math, reading and communication skills.
In other business at the meeting, the board:
Discussed a system for reducing misbehavior on school buses. The system features black boxes mounted on each bus. A video camera is installed randomly in one of the boxes each day, and children don't know whether their bus is equipped with a camera. White said more information will be presented at the next meeting, April 12, before the board acts on the proposal.
Heard a report from White on the district's strategic plan. He said architects and administrators would start working on the plan today, and he expected the process to take about six weeks.
Approved the $1,500 purchase of new bleachers for the ball field.