Superintendent Anderson also recognized the school system's nursing staff. He said of the quality staff "they are our first responders". They were all called to Clarkson Elementary School after the bus crash, where they checked each student who was not sent to the hospital. Anderson went on to say the staff are, "More than a nurse aide... you're a psychiatrist, a youth counselor... the #1 health care provider for a lot of kids."
GCMS Principal Jim Blain and Assistant Principal Becky Miller, recognized the GCMS Team 4 Silver Nights for winning the State Association Teaming Award. They were presented with a plaque and certificates.
Mr. Blain recognized the Cougar Bots Robotics Team, who are funded by the 21st Century Grant, with certificates. They will be competing this year with their robots by completing field missions. The students also provided a demonstration.
Monica Heavrin presented Board Chairman, Carolyn Thomason, with a check totaling $32,000, from the Crusade for Children. Heavrin said she believed this money matched the total Grayson County raised last year for the Crusade for Children and the money will benefit special education courses.
Abby Harvey, the Grayson County American Heart Association Representative, recognized PE Teachers Kathy Boone, Marcus Whitley and Kristen Cook with a plaque as the Top Hoops for Heart Fundraisers in the state of Kentucky. They raised over $9,000 last year.
Principals from each school gave presentations on the progress of KDE Program Review implementations.
Board members also approved Superintendent Anderson's new contract. The contract will be effective July 1st, 2014 and run through June 30th, 2018.
While no bids have been received for the sale of mobile classrooms, a motion was made and approved to allow Superintendant Anderson to negotiate the sales.
The school board will hold their next meeting October 17th at the Technology Center.