October 8, 2014

October 7, 2014

This Friday night is alumni night for the football game.  There will be a meal and ceremonies in the High School Cafeteria from 4:00 to 6:00.  At 6:00 there will be a dedication ceremony at the entrance to the football field.  Channel 7 will be broadcasting at 5:00 and 6:00.  This will be an enjoyable night.  Come and join us.

Last night I attended the Annual Friendship and Dialogue Dinner at the Clinton Presidential Library.   During the evening the School District was pledged $5,000 for our planned Elementary School Storm Shelter.

The Annual Report To the Public will be conducted on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Library.  It is a great time to learn what we have been doing and make suggestions for the future continual improvement of our School District. 

Last Monday night was our regular monthly Board Meeting.  It took about one hour.  The following are the highlights of the meeting.

The Board positions were elected.   The President is Terry Turner, Vice President is Scott Sewell, Secretary is Pat Raney, Primary Disbursing Officer is Sherilee Holland and all Board Members are Disbursing Officers.

Mr. T. J. Slough the High School Principal presented an educational update for the Board Members.

The following expenses over $5,0000 were approved:- Arch Ford Education Co Operative for LEA Program, Appraisal Service, Staff Development, GT Coordinator, ALE, Facilities and Supplies, $75,551.78; Satterfield Oil for fuel, $7,573.51; White River Services for printer and computers, $7,696.31.

The  Special Ed and  ASCIP budgets were approved.

The Board considered and decided to attempt to refinance one of the School District Bonds in an effort to lower the interest rate.  This will save the School District money if we are successful.

There was a discussion on this Friday night's football field naming ceremony.

The annual school building walk through by the Board Members will be held on Friday, November 14.

A resignation from Hailey Cockerham a preschool aide was accepted.

Two new policies were adopted by the School Board to be effective this school year if approved by the PPC committees.   These were for Licensed Personnel and Classified Personal dealing with Special Family leave.

Have a great day.

John Gray