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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rock Hill Schools Business Meeting Notes for Monday, September 22nd

The Board took the following action at the September Business Meeting:

approved by a 7-0 vote the consent agenda items as follows: minutes of the August 25 and September 8 board meetings; personnel recommendations; overnight field trip requests submitted by Rock Hill High School and Northwestern High School; verified the 2008-09 school renewal plan for Rock Hill High School as required by the S.C. Dept. of Education; and agreed to send Trustee Jim Vining's September's board compensation to the Children's Attention Home Charter School.

approved by a 7-0 vote Policy GCO for first reading (Evaluation of Professional Staff) and second and final reading of Policies JBCC (School Choice), JKD (Suspension of Students), JKE (Expulsion of Students) and JICI (Weapons in Schools).

Aaron and Sheila Fields, representing the Rock Hill Elks Lodge, discussed their dictionary project. All third-graders, third-grade teachers, and principals will receive a complimentary dictionary for their personal and school use.

Rob Youngblood and Robby Belk, from the York County Regional Chamber, and David Casey, from Family Trust Federal Credit Union made presentations  to Bryan Coburn, District Teacher of the Year.

Northside Baptist Church made a request to host a weekly Good News Club at Northside Elementary after school hours during the school year. The board will discuss the request at its work session on October 13.

Superintendant Moody made the following announcements:
        The dedications of Mount Holly Elementary School and Dutchman Creek Middle School are scheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 5, and all Rock Hill citizens are invited to attend. The dedication of Mount Holly will be held at 1:30 in the school cafeteria whereas Dutchman Creek will hold its dedication at 3:30 in the school gymnasium.

        Monday, October 13, and Friday, October 24, will be "teacher days" in Rock Hill Schools.
        Wednesday, October 8, will be the second of six late start dates this year so that teachers can participate in staff development activities. Students in kindergarten for five-year-olds through grade 12 are to report to school on a two-hour delay. Parents who transport their children to school, and who need to drop them off at the usual time, should notify their school principal as soon as possible.

Serena Williams, coordinator of community services, made a report on the "Back the Pack" initiative that will have its kickoff on Friday, October 3.  The goal of "Back the Pack" is to provide backpacks filled with nutritious snacks to identified elementary students on Friday afternoons as they leave school so they will have something to eat over the weekend.

Superintendent Moody announce that the district will provide a tour of several schools to "seniors" who reside in local retirement communities on October 22. India Hook, Dutchman Creek, and South Pointe will be three of the designated stops.

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