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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rock Hill School Board March Business Meeting Notes

The Rock Hill School Board had their regularly scheduled March Business meeting on Monday, March 28. 2011. Dr. Sharp was absent due to an illness.

The following action was taken:

  • Approved agenda by a 6-0 vote
  • Approved consent agenda by a 6-0 vote. (previous months meeting minutes, Vining's March Board compensation to the Early Learning Partnership of York County, Personnel recommendations and contract renewals, the use of Rawlinson Road Middle School for another month by Impact Community Church)
  • Approved the 2011-2012 school calendar by a 6-0 vote. (School begins on Monday, August 15, 2011 for students and ends on May 31, 2012. Graduation will be on Saturday, June 2, 2012)
  • Approved Transportation policy (EEAC & EEA)changes by a 6-0 vote for first reading.
  • Voted to have a board retreat on July 15 and to cancel the July work and business meetings. Any personnel actions needed will be taken at the beginning/end of the retreat. Vote was 6-0.
  • Approved a field study request for a group to go to Greece during the 2012 spring break. Vote was 5-1 with Brown voting against because of safety concerns.
  • The board rejected the Administration's request to forgive the last bad weather make-up day by a vote of 2-4. Moe, Douglas, Vining, Norwood -  against.
The board recognized the following:
  • State Superintendent Writing Award Winners Emily Greer from Sunset Park Elementary and Hayley Doyle from Sullivan Middle School.
  • State wrestling champions Weston and Seth Beck (twins) from Rock Hill High School and Jonathon Cloud from South Pointe High School. Weston and Seth have one 5 state championships between them which brings their family total to 7.
  • The District's "Distinguished Climbers" for March.
The board heard the following reports:
  • 600 people have tried out the Budget challenge so far.
  • School of choice requests have been received for over 290 students so far. Thursday will be the last day to request a school of choice.
  • A report on progress being made in the districts 5 middle schools.

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