2014-01-23 / Local & State

Forbes Holds Brief Board Meeting

Adopts Act 1 Resolution
By Jean Snyder

STAFF WRITER

The Forbes Road School District’s board of directors held a brief regular meeting last Monday evening that began with a nearly one-hour executive session for personnel reasons. Following the session, the board addressed an agenda that included financial, personnel and miscellaneous items.

Unanimous approval was given to approve an Act 1 resolution that states the board will not raise the rate of any tax for the support of the district for 2014-15 fiscal year by more than its index of 2.9 percent.

In other financial matters, the motion to purchase AESOP (Substitute Placement and Management System) as a substitute management system was tabled for further consideration. The software allows teachers to register their absences and then begins to immediately search for an appropriate substitute.

During personnel discussion, the board approved Amy Horton and Christine Englert as senior class trip chaperones, noting that they have their clearances and will pay for their trip.

In other business, the board voted to provide homebound instruction for one student based on doctor recommendation for the 2013-2014 school year.

A request to use the high school gym for games and cafeteria for concessions for hosting the annual Cove League Elementary Boys Tournament on March 8, 14 and 15 was approved as was a request from the FFA for a field trip to Whitetail Ski Resort on February 5. There will be no cost to the district.

General information on the votech, maintenance/building and grounds, elementary, junior and senior high and the district was presented by the superintendent.

The board met again in executive session for personnel reasons for about one-half hour just prior to adjourning the meeting.

The next board meeting will be held on February 3, 2014, at 7 p.m.

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