Renovations are going on and the train-themed eatery is expected to open by late September. The Icehouse will serve burgers, hot dogs, steak and chicken kabobs, salads and other American-style fare along with variety of beers including some from local craft breweries.
A news report last month showed some buses were operating with broken safety features. Durham officials who gave a report at the June 8 school board meeting said they made several changes to improve maintenance and communication with drivers.
District officials are expanding a pre-kindergarten program, which is free to qualifying students, to include a paid option for other 4-year-olds. Research shows preschool helps kids develop learning skills.