Safety concerns associated with late-night returns for Newcastle High School activities and sports teams have been the focus of discussion by the Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees. While student and driver safety is a concern, the district must wrestle with the cost of paying for overnight trips when budgets are tight.
The issue was first discussed at the Aug. 30 board meeting when Transportation Director Mark Peterson first raised his concerns to the board and trustees asked Superintendent Brad LaCroix to prepare some estimates of costs associated with late-night trips. At the Sept. 27 board meeting, despite being armed with the requested estimates and having a lengthy discussion, trustees still could not come up with a solution.