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School Board Briefs :: September 3, 2013




BOARD REVIEW for September 3, 2013

The Lexington City Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on September 3, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Administrative Office located at 1010 Fair St.., Lexington, NC.  At that time they considered the following items:

I. The Board recognized City Council member Lewis Phillips. 

II.          Consent Agenda – The consent agenda was approved. 

  1. A. Memorandum of Agreement – Davidson Co. Health Dept.
  1. B. Student Placement
  1. C. Substitutes

III.          Appearance by Citizen(s) – No citizens requested to address the Board.

IV.          Policy

A. Narcotics, Alcoholic Beverages, Stimulants and Other Drugs

Bradley Hunt presented the revisions to Policy  The policy will stand for 30 days and will come up for approval in October’s meeting.

V.          Business and Finance

A.        Budget – The budget was approved

Shelly Gentle presented the budget for 2013-2014.

B.        Logo – Application for trademark was approved

Mr. Kriesky and Bradley Hunt discussed the possibility of obtaining a trademark for the LCS logo to prevent any third parties from profiting by using it without permission.  Any funds gained by use of the logo should benefit Lexington City Schools.  Mr. Hunt will file the applications with the Secretary of State

C.        Expense Reduction & Revenue Enhancement – Approved with addendum.

The Board approved signing the Letter of Agreement with Robert S. Segal, CPA, who specializes in analyzing finances to discover ways school systems can save money.

VI.          Board of Education

A.       Set Date for School Board Visit – The next Board visit will be to LSHS on September 25th at 11:45 a.m.

B.       Length of Members’ Term – A Board member had requested changing the process of voting on Board Chair and Vice Chair so new Board members would not have to vote.  She said having to vote as a new Board member is uncomfortable because she does not know the other Board members well enough to know for whom to vote.  Bradley Hunt clarified that Board procedures are set by the North Carolina General Assembly, and that any changes would have to come from them.

VII.          Superintendent

A.        Service Dog

Madeline Green presented Sammie, a yellow Labrador Retriever, who has been trained and certified to be a service dog.  The dog will be used to help young children relax and learn to read.  Sammie would be used in small group reading and may later be used after school.  The dog would only work for an hour a day.  Parental permission would be required before any child could be a part of the small group that would work with the dog.

B.        Backpack 5K Run/Walk

Ms. Piggott reported that registrations are coming in daily and the Run/Walk has several sponsors.  Mr. Kriesky encouraged everyone to participate.

VIII.          Closed Session

IX.          Personnel