(03/04/2008)
The Calhoun Board of Education passed three new policies Monday night, the Volunteers in School Policy, the Supplemental Pay Policy and the Incentive Pay for Early Notice Retirement.

The school system is facing some cutbacks in personnel, a reduction in force.

Superintendent of Schools Jane Lynch said it is possible two teachers and 3.5 service employees could be eliminated from the system, but adjustments might be made using retirements and transfers.

Reductions are mostly made on the county student population.

After losing several hundred students over the past 15 years, the exodus has leveled out.

Clay County is expected to lay-off a dozen teachers.

The board also revised a new policy before the board regarding the use of lay coaches.

The board went into executive session for 45-minutes to discuss personnel issues.

The board entered into an agreement with Minnie Hamilton Health System to provide health services to Calhoun schools.

Some amendments were made to the school calendar related to snow days.

Board member Cynthia Dale expressed concern regarding several personnel issues.

Other details will follow.


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