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OC School Board addresses year-end items, plans ahead

OC School Board addresses year-end items, plans ahead

Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 9:28 pm
By: Chris Menees Messenger Staff Reporter

Messenger Staff Reporter
The Obion County School Board closed out the fiscal year Friday morning with a called meeting filled with agenda items to end one school year and start the next.
The special session, held at the board’s central office in Union City, was scheduled to discuss several year-end budget items and took the place of a regular board meeting for July.
Among the budget-related items approved by the board were school federal projects budgets for the 2009-10 fiscal year — Title projects, including the No Child Left Behind consolidated plan; IDEA Part B and IDEA Preschool, including the comprehensive plan; and Carl Perkins Career & Technical Education Program, including the comprehensive plan.
The board also approved amendments to the respective fiscal year 2009 school budgets, among them the General Purpose School Fund, School Federal Projects Fund and Central Cafeteria Fund.
In one other budget-related matter, Obion County Director of Schools David Huss provided board members with brief summaries of the progress to date on the fiscal year 2010 General Purpose School Fund budget and the fiscal year 2010 Central Cafeteria Fund budget. The information was simply provided during Huss’ update and no action was taken by the board.
In other action during Friday morning’s called meeting, the school board:
• Approved a consent agenda that included only a monthly personnel report.
The personnel report listed the resignations of Lake Road Elementary speech teacher Tan-di Denton Story, South Fulton Elementary federal educational assistant Wendi Nipp, Hillcrest Elementary teacher Susan Wol-ski, Obion County Central High School educational assistant Cynthia Moore and Lake Road bus driver Vicki Aton; the hirings of speech teacher Michelle Buchanan, OCCHS educational assistant and assistant boys’ and girls’ basketball coach Tony Brown, OCCHS teacher Angela Farlow, OCCHS teacher/coach Lyle LaRue, OCCHS ag teacher Nick Lucas, South Fulton Elementary teacher Kristen Roberson, South Fulton Elementary Title I teacher Maddie Carrington, South Fulton Middle School/High School band teacher Calyn Evans, Hillcrest teachers Mindy Coursey, Kevin Dobbins and Natalie Grossner Huebner, Ridgemont Elementary nurse Katie Creswell, Black Oak Elementary nurse Sheila Turner, Coordinated School Health administrative assistant Mary Spivey, Reading Recovery staff member Jennifer Cox Grogan, Hillcrest custodian Tina Blakley, Ridgemont custodian Tammy Worrell and SFMS/HS custodian Arch Caruthers; and the transfers of Richard Tant as Hillcrest assistant principal, Hillcrest teacher Paula Smith, Sharon Regen and Vicki Vantrease to Reading Recovery, OCCHS educational assistant Teresa Hutchison and Hillcrest custodian Tiffany Jones.
• Approved the central cafeteria food, non-food, milk, ice cream and bread bids for the 2009-10 school year. The Reelfoot Area Consortium solicited and received bids, with the low bids submitted by U.S. Foods for all food and non-food items; Goldenrod Dairy for milk products; Turner Holdings for ice cream products; and Interstate Brands for bread products.
• Approved the paper bid for the 2009-10 school year. The accepted bid was submitted by RIS Paper Co. for $24,073.10.
• Approved a furniture bid for the Hillcrest and Lake Road classroom additions. The low bids totaled $28,445.93, with J.C. Educational submitting the low bid on eight items totaling $27,501 and Howard D. Happy submitting the low bid on two items totaling $944.93.
• Approved a request to declare technology equipment surplus and dispose of it via the most economical method. The surplus includes several pieces of computer equipment, the majority of which have been “cannibalized for parts” or are no longer being used within the system, according to Huss.
• Approved amendments to board policies, including those pertaining to graduation requirements, graduation activities, and family and medical leave.
• Approved Hillcrest’s list of unpaid bills, totaling $538.50, as of June 9.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by e-mail at
Published in The Messenger 6.29.09


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