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Salem students improve on Benchmark tests

Thursday, October 31, 2002

Superintendent Bob Foster announced the students' outstanding scores on Benchmark testing at the Salem School Board meeting Oct. 21.

Foster said improvements were achieved in literacy and math. Scores were noted to be well above state test score averages at all levels in grades four, six, eight and end of level exams.

Reorganization of the following officers was approved: Burton Yarnell as president, Alan Winberry as vice president, and Mike Innis as secretary.

After board members toured the high school campus the board approved the superintendent's request to solicit bids for a new roof on the back of the old high school.

Foster discussed the proposed sales tax issue on the November ballot. He said the tax revenue is critical for the operation of the city, county, state government and public education.

The board voted to adopt a resolution to oppose the passage of proposed Amendment 3 if the amendment does not offer provisions to replace the lost tax revenue.

Foster reported that 669 were in attendance at the annual Grandparent's Breakfast held recently at the elementary school.

Elementary Principal David Turnbough reported the new elementary playground equipment has been installed and more additions are being planned at a later time.

Foster reported to the board of intentions to construct a storage building to house maintenance equipment. He said he would obtain more information and present a proposal to the board at a future meeting.Salem School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the superintendent's office.

The next scheduled school board meeting is Nov. 18.

The public is invited to attend.

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