Plymouth, Mass., school officials are split over participating in emergency-evacuation plans for the nearby Pilgrim nuclear power plant.
The committee that oversees the city's elementary schools voted late last month to allow teachers and other school employees to receive training for a potential evacuation. But the committee responsible for the upper grades rejected a similar plan.
Teachers and school officials in neighboring towns also have refused to participate in emergency planning for Pilgrim, which is scheduled to be reopened soon after having been closed for more than two years. (See Education Week, Oct. 5, 1988.)
Last week, Massachusetts voters rejected an initiative that would have kept the plant permanently closed.
Elementary-school students in Louisville, Ky., can now use points accumulated for strong grades, good behavior, and consistent attendance to shop at a school-based grocery store.
Placement of a branch of the Winn-Dixie grocery chain at Shelby Elementary School follows the success of three similar school-based stores, according to school officials. Since late 1985, Kroger's, Sears, and K Mart have opened stores in three Jefferson County elementary schools. (See Education Week, March 2, 1988.)
Students at Shelby will be trained to be clerks in the school's Winn-Dixie store, which opened last month. Officials say the store will help students learn about mathematical concepts and consumer behavior.
The promise of earning credits that can be redeemed in the store will serve as an incentive to students to do better work, they add.