Christian County Board Clarifies Cheerleader Transportation
The Christian County Board of Education says cheerleaders will still be able to attend away sports games, they will just have to do it in school approved vehicles, under the Kentucky High School Athletic Association rules. Chief Operations Officer Kathy Hancock says she talked with other district personnel about the board policy approved last month and there were a few concerns.
Board Member Linda Keller says there has been a rumor going around town that the board will not allow carpooling.
Hancock says she spoke with KHSAA representative Butch Cope Thursday about private transportation.
And as long as they are a sport or a support group for a sport, Hancock says there are only four ways for them to get to away games.
It would cost the school board an additional 35-thousand dollars to transport cheerleaders to all junior varsity and varsity games, which Keller agrees is not favorable.
The board did not vote to change the current policy. Members just advised Hancock to make sure all sports personnel were aware of the restrictions and that waivers have to be on file 2 days before any event. Hancock says the other thing for students and parents to keep in mind is that students cannot drive themselves to games and participate.
In other board business, members voted to hire Butch Canty to oversee the facilities plan advisory group, which they hope to get started in September. The facilities plan is mandated by law and must be revised every four years.
The school board also voted to approve naming the old Christian County Middle School the Christian County Learning Center and to hire and additional one and half custodians for the building, which is being used for the alternative learning courses.