“We have not really made any decision on when these days are made up because we are not 100 percent sure how many days will have to be made up,” said Anderson. “Hopefully after this week the worst of the weather will be over with.”
Two of the days missed because of weather have already been made up during Winter Break in December and two of the days the schools were let out early will be made up by using the early release days scheduled for March 7 and May 6. There will not be any more early release days this school year.
Anderson added he has really seen the benefit of purchasing the One-Call phone system that allows parents to be called directly with any important information.
“The One-Call system was a very wise investment,” said Anderson. “Especially on weeks like we had this week where we let school out early twice and needed to contact parents.”
The One Call system can be used by individual teachers to call the parents of her students when a special project is due or the baseball coach when the team is playing out of town and will arrive back at the school earlier or later than scheduled.
“There are all kinds of ways we can and do use this system to help keep our parents involved with what is going on with the students,” said Anderson. “This week I have used it a lot.”
In other business:
• approval of the Financial Advisor Engagement Contract with Hilliard Lyons for the Series 2011 Bond issue for the purpose of renovations to Grayson County High School and Technology Center.
• approval of the WKU School of Nursing Affiliation Agreement. (Attachment II)
• approval to apply for Emergency Certification for Jerome Edward Smart in the area of High School Weightlifting.
• approval of the following overnight trip requests from Grayson County High School:
•Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams request permission to travel to Mason County on February 19 and February 26, to participate in competition at an indoor track.
•FCCLA requests permission to travel to Louisville on March 30 through April 1 to attend the FCCLA State Conference and Competition.
•Baseball team requests approval for two overnight trips: Kentucky Lake Classic on April 22 and Bryan Stevenson Memorial Tournament at Simon-Kenton on April 29.
•Cougar tennis Program requests approval for 24-30 upper level players to travel to Ken lake State Park on April 6-8. The team will receive 12 hours of tennis instruction with Mel Purcell from Murray State University.
•FFA Leadership training Center – approval for 12 students and one teacher to attend this camp in Hardinsburg from July 11- July 15.
• approval of the following trip requests from Grayson County Middle School:
•Sixteen students from the MS Band auditioned and made the All-District Band. The All-District Band rehearsals and concert will be held at Meade Co. High School in Brandenburg on February 18-19, and they request permission to attend.
•GCMS eight grade boys basketball team has been invited to participate in the annual Kentucky Middle School State Tournament. Coaches Shawn Majors and Kevin Johnston request permission to take the team 12 players and three managers on this trip to Lexington on February 17-19. Expenses will be paid out of the boys basketball budget.
• approval for Clarkson Elementary School to hold a school-wide fundraiser, Spirit Card sales, in the spring of 2011. (Actual date will depend on when the company gets the cards published.) Profits from this fundraiser will provide scholarships and school agendas.
• approval for Caneyville Elementary School to hold their annual Fun Bazaar on March 18. Proceeds will be used for activities for the students in classrooms that sponsor the bazaar.
• approval for Wilkey Elementary School PTO to hold a Market Day fundraiser beginning this month. The fundraiser is monthly food sales event where the PTO sends order forms home with every child, giving families an opportunity to purchase foods from the distributor, and the foods are delivered once per month.
• approval of pledge to increase the rate of college and career readiness of Grayson County High School graduates from 31 pecent to 66 percent in 2015. To meet this goal. 195 students in the 2010-11 eight grade class will need to be college ready, 108 more students than were college and career ready in the graduating class of 2010.
• approval of request from Tracy Haycraft, preschool aide at Clarkson Elementary School for a leave of absence from February 21 through approximately May 27.