By Dalton Carver
After a few months of deliberation and information gathering, Ridgway school board took a vote on the student searches and arrests policy that was heavily discussed at a work session early this year.
Steve Smith, superintendent, presented two versions of the policy revision to the board for consideration. The board selected the second version as their choice by a vote of 3-2.
The board also further discussed a possible break in February being inserted into next year’s district calendar.
The difference between the two versions of Smith’s policy revision came down to whether principals should be required to attempt to contact parents before a student is interviewed about a possible criminal matter.
Bart Skalla, board member, wasn’t present at the initial discussion but wanted to hear directly from the two principals what their stance was.