2013-03-14 / Local & State

Forbes Acts On Routine Business

Short meeting follows an hour executive session
By Jean Snyder


A thirty-five minute executive session called for personnel reasons was followed by a one-half hour Forbes Road School District Board meeting last Monday evening. The regular meeting began at 7:38 p.m. with approval of minutes, a treasurer’s report, approval of March bills and a cafeteria report.

During the short meeting, the board approved Resolution 2013, which is the corrective action plan regarding the state audit for the years ended June 30, 2009, and 2010. The board also approved revised exoneration guidelines for the per-capita and occupation taxes and approved the 2011 and 2012 tax exoneration lists as presented.

The board then approved requests for building and grounds usage, including a request from Fulton County Cowboys Football organization for use of the old high school lobby for football registration during the Great Cove Basketball Tournament. It also approved a request for use of the high school gym on March 30 to hold the annual Easter egg hunt in case of inclement weather or muddy grounds at the Lions Park.

The Class of 2013 was given permission to use the high school gym and cafeteria for a volleyball tournament as a fundraiser.

Board members agreed to table a bus and van policy until a later date and acted on the following personnel matters: approved a request from Kayla Cromer for a leave of absence from May 1 to the end of the school year; and accepted resignations from Scott Bollman as head coach of the junior high school boys basketball team and from Corey Doyle as assistant junior high baseball coach.

During other business, homebound instruction was extended for a student for four weeks as needed.

The board approved policies on professional development, child/student abuse and contracted services as recommended by the Pennsylvania School Board Association (PSBA), and the student dance policy was approved as amended, but with one “no” vote.

During a general information session, the board heard a report from vo-tech, the elementary school, the high school and from the district. Superintendent Mark Loucks recognized high school Principal Christina Ramsey for her support of the Feight family during the recent death of Robin Feight. Loucks also recognized Logan Kennedy for his representation of the school in regional band, and he expressed gratitude to the state police for a recent walk-through of the school.

The next regular school board meeting will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in the school library.

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