(12/09/2008)

New county superintendent Roger
Propst with board president Cynthia Dale

By Bob Weaver

The Calhoun Board of Education expelled a female student for one year, following an executive session at Monday night's meeting.

The student was classified a dangerous student and expelled for a period of one calendar year.

The student will not be provided alternative education opportunities until another hearing is conducted within three months to reassess her status as a dangerous student, and whether or not alternative education opportunities shall be provided, according to the action.

After several months delay, the board approved two revised polices - a Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Policy and a Racial, Sexual, Religious/Ethnic Harassment, Violence and Hazing Policy.

Newly appointed superintendent Roger Propst said he was working on an administrative policy that would require better accountability with the policies, requiring increased education with students, who will be asked to sign forms they received in the training.

A report was given regarding the Pleasant Hill School repair project. (See additional Herald story)

The board postponed a motion to increase supplemental pay, with superintendent Propst indicating such changes should be made at budget time.

Propst informed board members that the school system's annual financial statement will appear in this week's Calhoun Chronicle.

The board went into executive session to discuss a job posting of an itinerant Spencer Education Teacher and Calhoun Middle-High School.

The board approved the 2010-2020 Comprehensive Facilities Plan and some textbook adoptions.

School board president Cynthia Dale requested training for board members to help them understand finances and funding.

Superintendent Propst said he would see that a workshop would be provided.

A number of employment items were approved, to be listed on the board's web site.

Left to Right: Superintendent Propst, Board President Dale,
members Lee Evans, Joy Starcher, Steve Whited and Mike Wilson


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