(02/23/2005)
(Extracted from Board Minutes)

The Calhoun County Board of Education met Monday evening at Mt. Zion.

Superintendent Ron Blankenship gave a legislative update and reported on the sixth month attendance data.

Emilio Garza gave a report on Calhoun Middle/High School.

The Medication Policy was amended and placed out for comment.

Volunteer Agreement - Wavalene McCoy; Student Transfer Requests - Talonne Mefford (grade 11) and Dillon Mefford (grade 6) from Calhoun County to Ritchie County; Out of State Conference Request - Robert Bonar - April 21-23 for the National Council of History Educators Conference; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Out of State Transportation Request - Roscoe Gainer - Washington State Community College; Marietta, Ohio on March 7; a draft regarding Graduation Policy.

The board went into a executive session to discuss personnel matters for about 30 minutes.

Retirement or resignations were approved for Chad Bartlett, Lijiah Heiney, Michael McCartney and Susan Pitts.

A job posting was issued for Instructional Technology Coordinator.

Employment was given to:

Lakin Board - Substitute Teacher
Jeff Church - Assistant Softball Coach
Shelly Sheets - Substitute Teacher
Donald Wilson - Assistant Baseball Coach
Bridgette Bowen - Band Director

Financial matters were approved.

The board discussed block scheduling, paper towels and student recognition.

The next special meeting is scheduled for March 7 at the Pleasant Hill School.

Members present - Cynthia Dale, Richard Fitzwater, Carlene Frederick, Donald Harris, Joy Starcher and Ronald Blankenship, Secretary.

Others Present: Maggie Bennett, Greg Cartwright, Emilio Garza, Deb Goff, Jeff Himes, Jane Lynch, Donnie Pitts, Connie Roberts


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