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The North Shelby Board of Education met in regular and executive sessions Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library.
Larry Hart and Erin McManus from L.J. Hart and Company were present to provide information to the board on a 2017 bond refunding opportunity and possible “no tax increase” bond proposal for April of 2022.
After reviewing the district’s position regarding the 2017 bonds, the board voted (6-0) to move forward with the refunding opportunity in order to save the district approximately $90,000 in in-terest rates/debt service funds. The board decided to schedule a work session to further discuss the projects that could be completed with a bond issue in April of 2022 before deciding on placing the bond issue on the ballot.
The board approved the final bus routes for the 20-21 school year. The board approved the elementary and high school student handbooks, faculty handbook, A+ handbook, dual credit/Zoom class agreement and the Internet and device usage agreement for the 21-22 school year as presented.
The final 20-21 budget was approved to be amended to the final expenditures and receipts, and a transfer of $162,326 from Fund 1 to Fund 4 for future capital projects was approved. The preliminary 21-22 budget was presented and approved. The final 21-22 budget will be presented in the fall after new revenue numbers are available.
High School Principal Report
Kerri Greenwell provided the following information to the board:
The FFA had a very successful Work Auction on May 26, raising a total of $8,610. Forty-five members will be devoting eight hours of time working for 30 supporters from the community. Thank you to everyone who came to support the chapter. Also, thank you to Anthony Peoples for being the auctioneer and to Dylan and Marissa McEwen for providing popcorn.
The softball team started the Tuesday night league, the basketball teams started playing in shootouts and the football team began weight lifting, so the kids remain busy this summer.
Elementary Principal Report
Jennifer Rich provided the following information to the board:
Teachers have been busy working to move some classrooms around for the upcoming school year. Some have also been out working on writing curriculum for their class.
Katie Wiley and Stacey Craigmyle provided STEM Camp for students the week of June 7-11. Sixteen third through sixth grade students participated in STEM Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. They worked in small groups to build two Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots. In addition, they learned about magnets and built a vehicle that levitated above a magnetic track. The students really enjoyed the week.
In executive session, the board voted to offer a contract to Makinlin Verbrugge as the secondary English teacher for the 21-22 school year.