April Board Meeting Review

April Board Meeting Review
Posted on 04/06/2016

The Robertson County School Board met Monday, April 4, for their regularly scheduled board meeting.

 

Krisle studentsStudents from the After School Arts Program at Krisle Elementary School led the pledge to the flag to open the meeting.  The students were: Bradleigh James, Cynthia Vasquez, Kelan Clardy, Shayla Hyde, Anna Gunn, Katie Gunn, Carter Dillingham, Conner Dillingham, Amiel Ramirez, Andrik Ramirez and Tyler Wells.

 

Ten students from the district’s high schools were recognized for their selection to attend the SCOPE (Student Congress on Policies in Education) Conference hosted by the Tennessee School Board Association on March 8.  Three of these were in attendance to receive certificates of recognition from the board.SCOPE students

 

These students joined approximately 350 of their peers on the Middle Tennessee State University campus in Murfreesboro to express their views on public education in Tennessee.  These students were:  Addison Baker, Cora Tomlin, Cheznie Boehm, Anthony Tomarchio, Kristina Grant, Corbin Hinkle, Tristan Miranda, Rachel Payne, Luke Sower and Isaac Howeth. 

 

PiersonGreenbrier High School student, Kate Pierson was recognized for winning first place in the Singing Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Nashville Branch of the English-Speaking Union. This is the first singing competition held outside of England and the only one in the United States. Kate will perform for Shakespeare's birthday April 23 at the Nashville library and this summer at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.

 

Business addressed during the board meeting included an approval of a budget amendment allowing the school transportation department to equip all buses with video cameras for added safety.  A new Internet connectivity contract was also approved, allowing for greater bandwidth usage for less cost than the current contract.  The new contract will begin on July 1.

 

Expense comparison with last year showed an overall gain from last year at this same time as expenditures are currently running less than a year ago. 

 

The district’s policy manual has been under a review and update since January.  Two sections were voted on for either a first or second reading and passed unanimously.

 

A new mowing contract for the central quadrant of school facilities was approved, giving Stewart Lawncare the responsibility of the seven designated Springfield locations. 

 

Springfield Middle School will receive a renovation of their science lab and auditorium as a result of the approval of submitted architectural plans.  A district-wide Five-Year Facilities Plan was also approved by the board.

 

Current building projects nearing completion are: Watauga Elementary School, Crestview Elementary School, and the Central Office.  There are few remaining items for Crestview and the Central Office, and the Watauga project is expected to finish on schedule. 

 

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