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School board puts FEMA project on temporary hold

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

MYRTLE -- The Couch School Board met in regular session Oct. 8, at the school.

A discussion was held about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) building project. The board discussed the project specifications, costs and feasibility of the project. The FEMA project was put on hold for the time being.

In recent school board meetings the board discussed applying for a FEMA grant to build a school/community storm shelter at the school.

Lacey Sorrell, A+ coordinator at the school gave an update on the A+ program and the school board approved the A+ 2007-08 handbook.

The school board evaluated the Professional Development Program (PDP) and approved the (PDP)?budget as it was presented.

The board evaluated and updated a list of teachers qualifying for the Career Ladder Program at the school and the stages of the program each teacher qualified for.

During reports the principals presented attendance and enrollment figures as well as parent/teacher conference attendance.

Superintendent Tom Bull told the board the school sign sponsored by First National Bank is scheduled for delivery the end of this month. He also discussed with the board the plans to continue with the air conditioning project in the gym.

During executive session, Jimmy Young was hired as a substitute bus driver and Keith Wells was hired as a substitute teacher.



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