September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

Last night the regular monthly Board meeting was held.  The meeting went for about 90 minutes.   The following is a summary of the meetings.

The meeting was opened at 6:00 pm.  The first topic was a discussion on the possibility of opening up more road access to the MS and HS campus.  Pat Rainey presented options for opening up Lon Road to the school campus that would come out near the Parent Center.   This was discussed in detailed.   It was decided that further investigation is required on the potential cost to the school district.

The consensual items of minutes of the last meeting and financial report were approved.  The Superintendent gave a short training on how to read the Board Financial Report.

Last year a successful preschool curriculum was introduced to the students.   An explanation of the curriculum and the benefits were presented by Jeff Cox and Hailey Cockerham.

Recent expenses that were more than $5,000.00 were approved by the Board.  They are:  The Learning Institute for formative testing, $29,011.00; Jim’s Tree Service for removing dead trees, $5,900.0; Arch Ford Educational Service Co-Operative for supplies, workshops, $5,063.87; Master’s Transportation for bus, $33,500.00 and Video Reality for SMART Boards, $6,638.10.

The following student transfers into to the district were approved.  Angel Stanhope age 4, Bradyn Tindall age 5, Roderick Terrell age 15, Daniel Hobbs age 17.

The new dyslexia handbook for the district was approved. 

The potential of adopting charter school waivers was discussed.   Several options were considered that have be granted to Academics Plus that the school district is eligible to apply for.   The Board would like the administration to continue work on obtaining several of the waivers from the State Board.

The annual school budget including the special education budget was approved.  As enrolment is down a little this year the budget was more conservative than in previous years.

The resignation of Ms Di Baldwin, HS English teacher was approved.  The recommendations to employ Brianna Rushing, Elementary Teacher and Kinsey Baker, Elementary Art were approved. 

The meeting closed around 7:30.

John Gray