School Board gives Robinson raise

By Don Brown -

Following an annual evaluation by the Grayson County Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools, Doug Robinson, was given a raise of $5,000 for the upcoming year.

School Board President, Carolyn Thomason, explained there were seven standards with which Robinson is required to comply and he received either exemplary or accomplished marks in all seven categories. The evaluation also pointed out a couple of target areas in which Robinson can improve.

The board also recognized the work of financial officer, Kerry White, who will be retiring at the end of July. The board thanked him for his outstanding work the past seven years and then recognized his replacement, Erin Embry.

Embry later gave the board the Treasurer’s Report for the end of the fiscal year. A grand total of nearly $8 million was in the treasury, with more than $4.3 million in investment CD’s and nearly $4.5 million in the checking account. More than $800,000 of checks were outstanding, making the actual total of funds available $7,982,126.38.

The board gave its approval for the purchase of nearly a half acre of land along Mill St., in Leitchfield, next to the Education Ladder which will be used for parking and for school access. The cost of the purchase was $30,000.

In other business: The board approved the revised Student Disciplinary Code for the 2016-17 school year; approved a $400,000 performance bond on new Finance Officer, Erin Embry; approved the creation of four full-time bus drivers/monitors for the upcoming year; approved the Athletic Training Agreement with Physical Therapy Solutions for athletic training services during the year; approved a trip to Lake Cumberland State Park for GCHS’ Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), for the State Council Meeting Aug. 12-14, 2016, which will be paid for by HOSA.

The first day of school will be Aug. 9 and the board will be hosting this month’s Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 11.

By Don Brown

Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext. 2016.

Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext. 2016.

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