School Board holds monthly meeting

By Amanda McBride
The Choctaw Plaindealer

The Choctaw County School Board held their monthly meeting, April 8.
In this meeting the board approved annual contract with the
Mississippi Department of Human Services to place workers at the
district’s bus shop. Superintendent Glen Beard said this is at no
cost to the district.

The board also approved a request from Dr. Michelle Larabee to leave
Kimberly Pugh salary at the AA rating pay and to not reach back in
her pay. Larabee explained that when Pugh was hired she received the
AA rating pay even though her license reflected A rating. She said
that Pugh had the creditentials for AA but the state licensure
department only credited Pugh with the AA rating in March not earlier
when she was hired.

District 2 School Board Member Clint Huffman was absent from this

The School Board approved the following in the consent agenda:
-Approve school trips:
Ackerman High School: JROTC to Camp Shelby
French Camp Elementary: Junior High Choir to State Choral Festival in
Pearl, Beta Club members to Buffalo Park in Tupelo and 8th Grade
Class trip to Starkville
Weir Attendance Center: WAC 5th and 6th grade to Starkville for
reward, WAC Jr. Beta Club to MS Agricultural and Forestry Museum and
Jackson Zoo, 4th Grade to Coal Mine for Choctaw Co. Soil and Water
-Approve Workshop/ Conference Requests:
Francesca McGee to AABC Conference in Ridgeland
Jackie Wise to SAMS Grade book Training in Tupelo
Kimberly Maxwell to Annual Data and Fiscal Training in Jackson
Transportation department to attend MAPT in Jackson
-Approve donation of day to the following people: Heather Courtney
and Cyrena Shows
-Approve request from Bubba Pope to accept the bid on 16-17-10 Timber
-Approve correction of salary for Valerie Freeman.
-Approve right of way.
-Approve request for JoAnn Reid to re-mediate students for the
Biology I SATP test.
-Approve GED testers to Kosciusko to take their GED.
-Approve resignation/retirement of Judy Peeples.
-Approve proposed bid for the annual audit for 2013-2014 school year.
-Approve fundraiser requests.
-Approve FLMA request from Glenda Daniels.
The School board also approved the financial agenda:
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, May
13 at 7 p.m. in the boardroom at Central Office.