Actions in new business brought approval to implement the "Here's Looking at You" program, which will be purchased by the Grayson County Anti-Drug Coalition. Approval was also granted for new roofs at Wilkey Elementary and Grayson County Middle schools in the amount of $76,777. A request from the Caneyville Community Club to use the old Caneyville Elementary School building for the annual fair and homecoming on October 3 and 4, 2003 was granted. Approval was also granted for an occupational therapy contract with Physical Therapy Solutions, contingent upon the provision of liability insurance.
Board members approved the tentative working budget for the 2003-2004 school year with an approximate cost of $25 million.
In similar business, the board approved a community education continuation grant which will provide a $20,000 grant for $5,000 in matching funds from the board.
Various resignations were approved for staff members, including Bradley Vincent, Charles Haak, Jenny Sweeris, Joel Dreher, Gary Parker and Melissa Weedman. A request for maternity leave was granted for Kimberly Smith.
It was also agreed that the Caneyville Community Club could place a time and temperature sign at the corner of the old Caneyville Elementary School with the understanding that if the property is ever sold, the sign may have to be removed.
Students in the gifted and talented program at Wilkey Elementary School gave a Power Point presentation on motivation for CATS testing. Several students and staff members were also recognized with certificates for their achievements. Josh Willis was recognized by GCHS Principal Kurt Hahn for his remarkable improvement during high school. Jason Benefiel was recognized for his recent achievements with DECA, and teachers Linda Langley, Ernie Harris and Jane Purcell were recognized and thanked for their many years of service in teaching and impending retirements. Teacher Doug Robinson was recognized for his attention to an ill student earlier in the year. According to Hahn, Robinson's efforts probably saved the student's life.
Cynthia Smith and her DECA students were on hand to share their recent experiences at national competition in Orlando, Fla, and Thomas Moudry and students who went on the spring break trip to Europe shared their experiences, as well.
Grayson County High School, Grayson County Middle School and Lawler Elementary School gave reports on their comprehensive improvement plans. The plans reviewed efforts on the schools' parts to address achievement gap reduction.
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