MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Mammoth Spring School Board reorganized their officers at the Oct. 13 board meeting. Mark Cooper was elected president; Devon Smoot, vice president; and Donell Russell, secretary.
The high school basketball team has been invited to play at the Fed Ex Forum in Memphis on Feb. 6, 2009. The girls and boys team will both play Maynard. The board voted that if the students could sell 150 tickets at $15 each they would be allowed to participate in the game and stay and watch the NBA Grizzlies and the Clippers play following their game. This will be at no cost to the school.
The board voted to make school board member Jamie Turnbough the disbursing officer for the school board and Donell Russell the alternative disbursing officer.
The November school board meeting will be moved from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17.
A motion was made by Russell to accept a letter commending the district on a good audit report for 2006-07. The board expressed appreciation to the superintendent and school board secretaries Janet Young and Wilma Rogers on a job well done dealing with the audit reports.
The board voted to advertise and take bids in The South Missourian News for the sale of a Universal Weight Machine owned by the school.
A bereavements policy in the student handbook was amended by the school board. It states, "In the event that a student exceeds the three absences allowed to be exempt from semester tests due to a death in the immediate family, such day or days missed will not count against the student for semester test exemption purposes."
The board voted to raise the fee for the use of the school building by the public for non-school activities from $10 to $25.
Long-time elementary secretary, Lorna Avery, requested a one-year medical leave to begin Jan. 1, 2009. The request was granted by the school board.
The next Mammoth Spring School Board meeting will be Nov. 17.