The motion, which included granting authority to Teddy White, superintendent, to execute the contract and deed on behalf of the board, was passed with all members in agreement to purchase the 94.88 acres with the exception of member Bill Allen, who dissented. The price for the acreage, located near the new Wal-Mart, is $365,705.
The treasurer's report showed a general fund balance of $4,351,650.73. With other categories, such as the building fund, old technology fund, construction, and others added, the total balance was approximately $6,332,000.
Board members approved an amended district-wide attendance policy which would enforce the current policy. It states all absences lacking a physician's excuse would be considered unexcused and left to the discretion of the principal. The policy had been in force, however, no written policy was in place.
In other business, the board approved a banking policy to set a banking location for area schools, unless the choice would be inconvenient for a school to travel to the location to make daily deposits. The bank that offered the best rate of 1.5 percent and on-quarter higher interest on certificates of deposit was the Cecilian Bank. Caneyville Elementary will continue to transact business with the Caneyville Bank and Clarkson Elementary will continue to transact business with the Bank of Clarkson.
A group of items were approved, which included the following:
Presentations included an address from Mr. Wilson Stone from Kentucky School Boards Association regarding support of board members and the superintendent.
Ronna Sanders presented the SBDM/comprehensive improvement plan report. Likewise, Sharyon Shartzer, instructional supervisor, presented the district's comprehensive improvement plan to the board.
Employees Billie Willis and Ray Ramsey were recognized for their years of service to the Grayson County School System. Willis worked for 30 years in the system, and Ramsey worked for almost 50 years. Willis was presented with a tag from a magnolia tree of which she will soon take possession, and Ramsey was given a plaque with a picture of his bus on it.