PARIS — Oxford Hills School District Superintendent Rick Colpitts told the board of directors Monday night that the state has approved funding for more buses, which could support a single run if school officials approve.

Colpitts said he will approach the Finance Committee to determine how the buses might be paid for and report to the board in February.

Operations Committee Chairman Lew Williams said the committee is reviewing  a five-year, phased-in energy conservation program that will address the roofs at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in Paris and Rowe Elementary School in Norway. More information will be available later.

The board approved an overnight trip for Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School students to Nashua, New Hampshire, to attend the TRIO Day annual conference by the New England Educational Opportunity Association this year.

High School Principal Ted Moccia told the board that the day will allow students get ready for college, with discussion about college preparation issues.

The mission of NEOA is to advocate for access to and success in postsecondary education for low income individuals, first generation college students, and students with disabilities, and to develop the skills and knowledge of educational opportunity professionals working with this population.

The board also approved a field trip to the base of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire for sixth-grade students with teacher Lydia Eusden. Students will study the axles of the SnoCoach, which travels to the halfway point of the Auto Road during winter months. They will learn why the wheels are triangular and about the engineering feat of building of the Auto Road.

The cost is $25 per student, and the board was assured there is money for those unable pay. The school’s ongoing bottle fundraiser will cover bus fees.

The board also accepted a $1,000 donation from Mary Delano and Thomas Tomczyk to Guy E. Rowe Elementary School to help teachers meet student needs.

Directors also approve a $1,000 donation: $500 from Darryl Johnson via The Giving Station and a $500 match from The Giving Station for student enrichment programs for Hebron Station School fifth- and sixth-graders.

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