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School Board Briefs :: August 3, 2010

LEXINGTON CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION

The Lexington City Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on August 3, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building located at 1010 Fair Street, Lexington, NC.  At that time they considered the following items:

            I.          Consent Agenda - The consent agenda and addendum were approved

                                   A.                 Student Placement

           II.          Appearance by Citizen(s) - No citizens requested to address the Board.

         III.          Personnel - Approved

                                  A.        New Personnel

                                  B.        Substitutes

         IV.          Business and Finance 

                                  A.        Monthly Financial Statement - Russ Eagle discussed the monthly Financial Statement.

           V.          Building and Grounds 

  A.        Discussion Item 

                                    1.         Construction Update - Russ Eagle gave an update on the construction projects at Lexington Middle and Southwest Schools. 

         VI.          Curriculum and Instruction

 A.        Discussion Item 

                         1.         AYP Report - Emy Calderone reported the elementary schools AYP results and Mr. Kriesky reported the AYP results for middle and high school. All elementary schools made AYP.

        VII.          Board of Education

                                 A.        Request from LSHS Student Council - Approved

                                    The LSHS Student Council requested that students be allowed to dress for Spirit Week during Homecoming. During that week, SMOD would be suspended for all students participating in Spirit Week.

      VIII.          Superintendent Information

A.        Discussion Items

                                    1.         System Website - Doug Austin and Antonio Threadgill presented the new website for the system. The website will be much more user friendly and easier for parents to navigate. The same shell would be used for all schools, providing a more unified, more sophisticated look. It should be operational by November 1.

                                    2.         Dream Builders - Mr. Kriesky reported that the Dream Builders program that was presented to the Board several months ago has been operating all summer and has been very successful. The group has applied for a grant so they can continue to operate throughout the school year and think they have a good chance of receiving the grant.