(08/17/2010)
About 34 students are transferring from Calhoun schools to neighboring counties, according to actions taken by the Calhoun Board of Education.

Fourteen students are transferring from neighboring counties to Calhoun, with the school board denying an additional three students for transfer.

About twenty students are being processed for home schooling.

Board president Stephen Whited said the grading periods for both Calhoun and Gilmer high schools are now the same. The only difference is the ending date for the first semester, which should not be a problem as far as using Edline was concerned.

Administrator Donald Pitt said, "We received a proposal for the Pleasant Hill multi-purpose room, which amounted to approximately $114,000 to complete the repair."

"The SBA has allowed us to use all our contingencies, all the money that was left over from the previous two parts of the project. The bottom line is the county is only going to be accountable for about $800."

The project should be completed in roughly six weeks, or one month after school begins. There is still one classroom that has not been completed, Pitts said.

Pitts gave a report on summer youth workers saying they have painted all outside doors at all school locations. The central office received a great deal of painting inside.

CM-HS principal Karen Kirby said that all the classroom walls and furniture have been washed. All the restrooms and various rooms at the school have been painted. "They have done a tremendous amount of work and were very respectable youth," Kirby said.

The board approved policies regarding grading, assessment, visitors to school, promotion and retention and textbooks.

Student handbooks for the county's three schools approved.

The board approved the use of school facilities for the special August 28 election.

Action was taken to employee a number of personnel and several open jobs posted.

A special board meeting was scheduled last night.

COMPLETE BOARD MINUTES   boe.calh.k12.wv.us/

FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS:

- September 13, 2010, Special Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Board Goals with Howard O'Cull, Calhoun Board of Education

- September 13, 2010, Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Calhoun Board of Education


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