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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 28 Board Meeting Notes

The full Rock Hill Board of Trustees met on Monday, April 28.  The following action was taken:

Approved by a 5-1-1 vote to install a new scoreboard at District Three Stadium and to modify the scoreboard at District Three South Stadium at a cost not to exceed $175,000. Silverman voted against the motion in opposition to using operating funds for this purpose and Vining did not vote for the motion because capital funds were available but not used and the operating funds should have been used for one time educational purposes.

Approved by a 7-0 vote to allow the YMCA to use the Flex Center Gym and two classrooms this summer.

Approved by a 7-0 vote the Administration's recommendation for leadership positions as follows:
        Takela Burns and Larry Christopher Curtis as Assistant Principals at Dutchman Creek Middle School
        Michael Waiksnis as Principal of Sullivan Middle School.

Approved by a 7-0 vote the consent agenda of minutes, personnel recommendations, debt refinancing, and an overnight field trip.

The Board recognized the following students for participating in YouLead York County:
        Danielle Kutz and Ty Youngblood from Northwestern High School
        Catherine Dixon, Sally Horne, and Richard Lee from Rock Hill High School
        Hannah Finch, Taylor Skaggs, and Patrick Williams from South Pointe High School

The Board heard the Superintendent report on Teacher Appreciation Days (May 5 - 9), the next work session will be at Saluda Trail Middle School (May 12), the May Business Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 27 because of the Memorial Day holiday, and the District Retirement banquet will be on May 30 at the City Club (expect 25 to retire).

Dr. Kokolis, Geometry Teacher Lynn Bogan, English Teacher Joe Koon, and Technology Specialist Joel Whiteside gave a Technology report.  You can view examples of Mr. Koon's student work here:

Principal Mary Chandler gave a report on the recently completed, and very successful, Saturday School for 4th and 5th graders. Between 100 and 120 students participated in 11 sessions during the spring semester.

Bill Mabry gave a brief update on the budgeting process.

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