After losing 12 days of school because of inclement weather the board had previously decided to use most of the days set aside for spring break as makeup days with the remainder of the days being added to the end of the year.
High school graduation, which is normally held on the Sunday afternoon following the last day of school, will be June 5 at 10 a.m.
In other business:
The board also received an update on the 2009 energy savings from Trane representative Keith Dohn.
Trane was awarded a contract two years ago to update address the heating and cooling and lighting needs of the Grayson County schools and promised the board a savings in utility costs over the 20 years. The data showed a savings of $165,000 in savings for 2009.
The board approved the final drawings by RBS Design group for the reroofing project at the Grayson County High School.
Starting on June 5 about 22,000 sq ft of the 130,000 of the high school roof will be resurfaced at a cost of about $214,000.
The board also received a report on the progress of the new Clarkson Elementary School and granted approval of a change to Central Kentucky Glass Co. in the amount of $980.00 to change glass in Windows D & E to Spandrel Glass in the lower lights and Tempered Glass in the upper lights in the library.
The board granted approval to authorize Superintendent Barry Anderson to execute the easement for the Grayson County Water District at the Lawler/GCHS campus.
The board granted approval to retain the CPA Firm of Buckles, Travis, VanMeter and Hart as the Independent Auditors for Grayson County Schools for financial records FY ending June 30.
The board granted approval to participate in the region-wide Energy Management Grant Application.
The board granted approval to renew its membership with Green River Regional Educational Cooperative for the 2010-2011 school year for the purpose of supporting and expanding the district’s services to students and staff, as well as participation in GRREC’s Grant Writing Consortium.
The board granted approval to enter into the following lease agreements with OfficeWare for equipment to be placed at the Grayson County Technology Center to take effect on July 1, 2010 (estimated cost savings including both units is $34.18 per month):
• for a LD117 to replace the Lanier 7313 in the marketing classroom, at an estimated cost of $45.23 per month
•for a LD140 to replace the LD235sp at an estimated cost of $213.05 per month
The board granted approval of the following trip requests from Grayson County High School:
• Senior Class Trips on Friday, May 28. The seniors have three locations to choose from. The choices are Kings Island, Opry Mills Mall/Grand Ole Opry, and White Water Rafting.
• the High School Academic Team to travel to Chicago, IL on May 28-30, 2010 to compete in the National Academic Quiz Tournament.
• GCHS Lady Cougar Soccer Team to travel to Tennessee (near Gatlinburg) during fall break to compete against at least one team, Seymour High School, and possibly more if other surrounding area teams agree to participate.
The board granted approval of request from the Caneyville BETA Club to travel to Holiday World on Election Day, May 18. The costs would be covered by the BETA Club Account and transportation would be provided by the parents.
The board granted approval of request from Team 2 at Grayson County Middle School to take a group of students to the Freedom Center Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 21. This is not an overnight stay. The entrance fee has been waived and they will receive partial reimbursement of their travel expenses. No board funds are requested.
The board granted approval of the following professional development requests from Grayson County Middle School:
• Becki Pearl, Melanie Manion and Becky Miller to attend the Summer Learning Institute in Washington, D.C. on June 21-23, 2010. All expenses for this training will be paid by the 21st Century Learning Grant.
• Dee Dee Webb to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Summer Seminar in Los Angeles, California on July 11-17, 2010. All expenses will be paid by the Gilder Lehrman Institute.
The board granted a pproval of request from Kimberly Brook Jaggers, Teacher at Lawler Elementary School, for a leave of absence from March 26 through approximately June 7.
The board granted approval of request from Kimberly Smith, Teacher at Wilkey Elementary School, for a leave of absence from approximately May 11 to June 4.
The board granted approval of request from Angela Powell, Special Education Teacher at Grayson County Middle School, for a leave of absence from approximately August 2 to August 23.
The board granted approval of request from Anna Katharine Grant, Cook/Baker at Clarkson Elementary School, for a leave of absence from February 1 to approximately April 30.
The board received notification of intent to retire from the following personnel:
• Rob Kaercher as Social Studies Teacher at Grayson County Middle School, effective June 30.
• Mary Nell Miller as Cook/Baker at Grayson County Middle School, effective June 30.
• Jerry Schlosser as Social Studies Teacher at Grayson County High School, effective June 30
• Carolyn Endgland as cook/baker at Wilkey Elementary School, effective June 30.
The board received notification of resignations from the following personnel:
• Jacqueline Lawrence as Elementary Art Teacher, effective March 26.
• Tiffany Nunn as Leitchfield FRYSC Clerical Aide, effective June 30.
• Lynda Johnson as Substitute Teacher, effective March 11.