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Grayson County School Board approves technology upgrade at latest meeting

Last night, the Grayson County School Board held its first meeting of 2014 at Clarkson Elementary School. Several business items were discussed by the Board, but the monthly meeting began with many students from Clarkson Elementary presenting the School Board and Grayson County School Superintendent Barry Anderson with letters, poems and cards expressing their appreciation for the hard work each does for their school.
Seven Clarkson Elementary teachers were honored by principal Kerry Reeves for receiving National Board Certification. The teachers recognized for this outstanding achievement are Shannon Cates, Joyce Elmore, Kim Keys, Amy Mattingly, Tammy Schultz, Kelly Skaggs, and Rebekah Meredith. 
The Board also approved multiple expenditures, including the purchase of 30 student workstations and iPads for each elementary school in the county, and 60 workstations and iPads for the middle and high schools. The four elementary schools in the county will have its wireless equipment replaced, and the middle and high schools will have its wireless access points replaced with faster equipment.
Additionally, the board granted approval to apply for Read to Achieve Grants for each elementary school. If awarded, the grants will fund $48,500.00 per year, for a two-year period, to hire a full-time Reading Specialist to provide intervention above the core reading program to those children in Kindergarten through third grade who struggle to read.

In other Board business, Lawler Elementary was given approval to hold a "Pennies for Patients" fundraiser for the School and Youth Programs of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and it also approved the creation of a full-time bus driver/monitor position.


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