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School Board Briefs : : December 10, 2013


BOARD REVIEW for December 10, 2013

The Lexington City Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on December 10, 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. Spotlight on People and Programs
A. City Council Representative – The Board recognized Councilor Herbert Miller
B. Lexington Recreation Department
The Board congratulated the Lexington Junior Jackets for being the 2013 Davidson County Little League Football Team Champions. The Board thanked all of the coaches for giving their time to work with these kids to help make it a reality.
C. Outgoing Board Members
The Board presented outgoing Board members Cindy Norman, Miles Cleckley and Betty Pope with personalized plaques in commemoration of their service. In addition, he presented each with a framed letter received from NCDPI that praised Lexington City Schools for achieving the highest percentage increase of students graduating within four years.
D. Be Somebody Recognitions
• The student recognized was Isaiah George, a kindergarten student at South Lexington School.
• The teacher recognized was Jessica Lindsay, the Media Specialist at Southwest.
• The classified staff member recognized was Officer Michael Odom, the School Resource Officer at Lexington Senior High School.
E. Technology Teacher of the Month
• The secondary teacher recognized was Marlon Relles, a math teacher at Lexington Senior High School.
• The elementary teacher recognized was Wendy Forshee, a teacher at South Lexington Developmental Center.
F. Ms. James and LSHS Art Students
Ms. James presented three of her art students, Kevin Ortiz, Priscilla Delcid and Francis Burns. These talented students were responsible for much of the student art on display in the Boardroom.
G. LSHS Golf State Tournament
Callie Herman is the first female to compete in the LSHS Golf State Tournament.
H. LSHS Academic Twelve Team
Cheryl Chauncey presented the LSHS Academic Twelve Team. In Twelve competitions, teams of twelve students tackle twelve topics with twelve questions each. Twelve is an original competition developed by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities (NCASA).
II. Consent Agenda – The consent agenda was approved.
A. Student Placement
B. Substitutes
C. Overnight Field Trip Request
III. Appearance by Citizen(s) – No citizens requested to address the Board.
IV. City Council – No school related business was discussed in either City Council Meeting.
V. Policy – The following policies were approved
A. 2.20 Registered Sex Offenders
B. 2.26 School Safety
C. 2.29 Public Records – Retention, Release and Disposition
D. 3.9 Separation from the Lexington City School System
E. 4.15 Comprehensive Health Education Program
F. Parental Involvement
G. Determination of Domicile
H. Domicile or Residence Requirements
I. 5.23 Students at Risk of Academic Failure
VI. Personnel
A. 25% Teacher Contract Law - Mr. Kriesky introduced the draft of the 25% Teacher Contract Law that will stand for 30 days.
VII. Business and Finance
A. Monthly Budget Statement – Shelly Gentle gave the monthly financial report.
B. Budget Amendments – The budget amendments were approved
C. Lexington City Schools 5-year Capital Outlay Request – The Board approved the Capital outlay request to Davidson County for Capital Improvements. Requested improvements included HVAC replacement Chillers at LSHS, LMS and Pickett; roof replacements, and building renovations at LSHS.
VIII. Building and Grounds
A. Pickett Construction
Donna Smith gave a presentation of the proposed changes to Pickett Elementary School.
IX. Board of Education
A. Report of school visit to Southwest School on November 25th
Several Board members commented on their visit to Southwest School.
B. Change meeting dates for January & July Board meetings
(January 14, 2014 and July 15, 2014)
C. No School Board Visit in December due to the holidays
X. Closed Session
XI. Personnel