School board to meet Tuesday

Members of the Williamsburg-James City School Board will meet on Aug. 15, their final meeting before the start of the 2017-18 school year.

They'll discuss a policy that details how foster children will be serviced by both the district and local social service agencies. The district and the agencies have traditionally worked in tandem to transport foster children to their schools.

Members will also have the chance to adopt a policy that mandates the distance children will have to walk to and from their bus stops. District staff has recommended children up to fifth grade have stops within one-half mile of their home. For all other children, the threshold is one mile.

In coming months, the board will tackle both redistricting and plans to renovate and otherwise improve the district's buildings.

The school board is working with a consultant as it moves toward redistricting. At its Sept. 5 meeting, the board will discuss its criteria for the consulting firm. The public will have a chance to comment on those criteria at the board's Sept. 19 meeting.

Want to go?

When: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 15

Where: Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary Street

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