School Board quickly approves agenda

By Amanda McBride The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board quickly approved all business in their December 10 regularly scheduled meeting. In ten minutes, the board approved both the consent and financial agendas.

District 2 School Board Member Clint Huffman was absent but participated in the meeting via telephone.

In the consent agenda, the board approved:

-Approve school trips: Ackerman Elementary School Students to Louisville as a reward for Accelerated Reading.

Ackerman High School Students to Academic Competition at Madison Central High School, Madison, MS. CCCTC Students to Construction Technology: Carpentry at ECCC AEST to 2012 Leadership Conference in Raymond, MS. Weir Attendance Center 5th grade student to Bulldog Lanes, Starkville, MS for Accelerated Math reward. Jr. Beta Club (5th and 6th grade) to Jr. Beta Club Convention in Tupelo, MS. Seniors for a Campus visit to EMCC in Mayhew, MS. Junior Campus Visit to HCC in Goodman, MS.

-Approve Conference/Workshop requests: Cory Blaylock to M-Star Training in Columbus, MS. Kimberly Maxwell to MAAECF Training: District Administrators in Oxford, MS. Kimberly Maxwell to MAAECF AVS Training in Oxford, MS. Kimberly Maxwell to ALL District Coordinators in Oxford, MS. Kenny Clark to MASBO Conference in Jackson, MS. Michelle Larabee to DTC Training in Pearl, MS. Michelle Larabee to Common Core 3-5 Follow-up Train the Trainer in Jackson, MS. Kasie Dean to MAAECF AVS Training in Oxford, MS. Maisie Lee to MAAECF AVS Training in Oxford, MS. -Approve Larry Johnson as a janitor substitute pending paperwork and background check. -Approve resignation of Megan Hill. -Approve 16th Section transfer for cash flow purposes. -Approve salary correction. -Approve request from MS Forestry Commission to accept tree planting bid. -Approve request from MS Forestry Commission to accept the bid for the removal of beavers on 16th Section property. In the financial agenda the board approved: -Approve docket of claims. -Teacher substitute report. -Absentee report. -Financial statements. -Approve diesel bids and immediate payment thereof. -Request for fixed asset disposal.

The next regularly scheduled School Board meeting will be Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in the boardroom at Central Office.