School board scraps mandatory retirement

The Vernon School District board has rescinded mandatory retirement policies to conform with federal legislation.

Teachers and support staff no longer have to walk at age 65.

The Vernon School District board has rescinded mandatory retirement policies to conform with federal legislation.

“We can’t keep it because it’s illegal,” said Joe Rogers, superintendent.

“We have a number of employees over 65.”

Calendar options presented

Parents can consider new options for the Vernon School District 2015/16 calendar.

District staff have developed two different proposals after initial input from parents.

“Options A and B will go up on the website and we will get feedback,” said Linda Spiller, director of instruction.

The primary difference between the two options is when professional development days are held.