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Front Page July 27, 2010  RSS feed

Centerville ISD prepares for the upcoming 2010-11 school year

By Sherry Matney

The Centerville ISD Board of Trustees review the proposed changes to the Student Handbook. Sherry’s Shots The Centerville ISD Board of Trustees review the proposed changes to the Student Handbook. Sherry’s Shots The regular meeting of the Centerville ISD Board was held in the High School Library on July 21, 2010. All Board members were present.

A waiver to adjust the timeline for providing the accelerated instruction required for placement/promotion into the next grade was approved. This waiver will allow the district to provide accelerated instruction the first six weeks of the school year, rather than another summer school session for students who did not pass the 5th or 8th grade TAKS reading and/or math. A waiver for six early release days for staff development was also approved.

Transfers were discussed. Brody Bates was approved as a transfer from Leon ISD; Sadie Tubb was approved as a transfer from Oakwood ISD; and Abby Malkey was approved from Normangee. The Board instructed Mrs. Nichols to notify the transfers if absences, tardies or discipline became an issue, the transfer would be revoked.

The Board approved changes to the Elementary Student Handbook presented by Principal Jason Jeitz. The Grading Policy was changed to reflect current law. It now reads, “Students who have attempted an assignment or test scoring below 70 will be given an additional assignment or test to raise that grade up to a 70 or above at the teacher’s discretion.” Dress code remains the same, but the statement “The age of a student is taken into consideration when determining appropriate attire.”

Both handbooks will clude new child nutrition information. All students and staff will have a cafeteria meal account into which he/she will deposit money to pay meals and a la carte items. Family meal accounts may be established if the students are on the same campus.

Changes to the Junior- Senior High School included sign out procedures for students. Students will not be allowed to use phones without an administrator’s permission. Grading policy was changed to reflect current law and the graduation programs were adjusted to reflect the required 4 x 4. All changes were approved.

Bids for construction of a Life Skills Classroom were reviewed. Bids from Rose Construction and Carter Services were received. The board accepted the bid from Carter Services for $37,200.

Superintendent Cathy Nichols informed the Board of the resignation of Ralph Carter as Leon County Special Education Cooperative Director. He has taken a position at West Hardin High School as Principal.

The Board went into executive session and reconvened in open session at 8:44. Cora Huggins was employed as Junior-Senior High School Assistant Principal. Dottie Sullivan was employed as Coordinator of District Testing and Special Services.

In other business, minutes were read and approved, bills were approved to be paid and Carole Dickey presented the quarterly investment report.

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