By Bob Weaver|
Calhoun school board member Ralph Cunningham asked other board members
if they are
still committed to accountability of coaches in the system. Cunningham
said "It bothers me
when I hear things from the public. Are we satisfied with the status?"
His comments were
made at Monday night's Board of Education meeting.
Board member Carlene Frederick said "Coaches have not been evaluated
in the past. I
thought we changed that last year." Board members responded they are
committed to such
accountability and evaluation.
"I am concerned about some of our sports programs, those that lack
student, parent and
public support, sometimes because of a lack of respect or confidence,"
"Sometimes it is techniques or how they (coaches) handle children."
positive strokes to sports administrator Roger Propst for his efforts
He said it was his understanding "performance (poor) cannot be used in
the evaluation of
individuals engaged in extracurricular activities," criteria developed
by the state.
The Board approved new guidelines for graduation attire and increased
the price for an
adult meal in school cafeterias from $2.50 to $2.75.
Superintendent Ron Blankenship asked the Board to continue the
Glenville State College
Tuition agreement, which is directed toward increasing the college
going rate. "It is an
excellent program for our kids," he said.
Blankenship spoke about the Reduction in Workforce. "We tried to do
the RIF earlier in the
year so our employees could make needed adjustments."
Board member Juanita Berdine expressed concerns about home schooling.
confusion over the high standards under which schools provide
instruction and minimal
standards required for home schooling.
Details of Monday night's meeting will appear in tomorrow's