The Couch School Board met in regular session Sept. 10 with all members present.
School board members voted to give all Couch School employees a $500 salary increase. They also voted to apply for a 2007-08 FEMA grant.
Superintendent Tom Bull informed the board that the paperwork expenses to pay off the bond issue early would cost more than the savings in interest. The board voted to rescind the motion to pay off the bond issue early and to pay at the maturity of the bond in March, 2008.
The board evaluated the transportation program at the school and approved the 2007-08 bus routes.
During reports the principals reported on attendance at both the elementary and high school. There are 77 students enrolled at the elementary school and 182 enrolled at the high school.
Bull informed the board that the University Extension Nutrition Program sponsored by the local Extension office will be presented at Couch School in grades K-six during October.
Elementary principal Russell Deckard attended the recent federal programs meeting in Tan-Tar-A and more information from the meeting will be discussed at the October board meeting.