Quickly moving on to the agenda, Glenda Nickson, Special Services Director, went through the requirements and allocations of the Special Education budget for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. She provided a narrative from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act outlining how the federal funds were allocated. “The total allocation is $580,352,” she said. Federal funding provides funds for special therapists, transportation, nurses, equipment, and parental involvement. The budget was approved.
Cindy Dilmore was approved as a contractual worker to serve as a consultant to train special education teachers in the development of programming for students to meet the criteria for developmentally delayed for the Smith County School District. These fees will also be paid with the federal funds, according to Nickson.
Next on the agenda was an order to approve teachers for students in the Alternative School at $25 per hour. Teachers, Shanna Matthews, John Crumpton, Tanya Vanderford, Shelly Bradshaw and Betty Magee will use their planning time to do this on an as needed basis, according to Priscilla Magee, Assistant Superintendent. “They do not automatically go over there, because they are listed here,” she said. There are children at the Alternative School taking the classes taught by these teachers.
Other personnel matters approved were for substitute teachers. Christine Bradford will substitute at Raleigh Elementary School. Megan Stuard will substitute at Mize Attendance Center. Anna McGee will substitute as custodian at Taylorsville High School for the remainder of the school year. Jennifer Chaney’s request for 10 days leave from Taylorsville High School at sub pay was approved.
Without any discussion, the board members adopted the Equal Educational Resources Policy. They approved for SCOPE students in Raleigh’s second through sixth grade and Taylorsville’s second grade to take a trip to the Renaissance Festival in Hammond, LA on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
In sixteenth section matters, the lease assignment on Section 16-T4N-R8E will transfer from William D. Perkins to Frank Adcock. They approved the timber sale on the 124 acres on Section 16-T3N-R7E and the 145 acres on Section 16-T1N-R9E.
All votes taken during the meeting were four for, one absent. Board member, Mark Roberts, was not in the meeting.