By: Eddy Gifford, Publisher
The Dade County
Board of Education held their regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Monday night
at the Central Office before a full house.
were in attendance and four people spoke during the public input part of the
As is Board
policy the Board didn’t respond to any of the comments made by those who spoke
but listened and will take those comments into consideration.
Cunningham addressed the Board on problems she was having regarding getting
teachers to respond to e-mails and expressed concern about not having a
cafeteria monitor to address situations that arise.
voiced her concerns about no policy on food allergies and how the school system
was informing the public on the new Common Core policies that are being
referred to a letter from high school students concerning not being able to
retake math test.
The next Board
of Education meeting will be held on Monday December 9 at Dade County High
School in the Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
The Dade County Teacher of the Year will be recognized and the Davis
Chorus will be performing.
approved the consent agenda that included a Scientific Learning Agreement; Bid
for Field Maintenance – DCHS facilities; Reeves Heating and Air bid; MOU
Extension Office; PlayOn Sports; 2014 meeting times changed to 6:00 p.m.; and
the Lookout Mountain Community Services Bus Transportation Contract for FY14.
Superintendent Tobin reported on the monthly financial reports, which the Board
approved, a brief discussion on flood insurance in getting elevations for all
schools before deciding on insurance.
Non-Residency Policy was discussed and the Board asks that it be reposted for
the next meeting to include grandfathering in any current teacher’s children
can attend Dade County Schools without paying tuition.
The big issue
of the night was the discussion and vote on the track at Dade County High
School. It was learned when the company came to stripe the track that it was
too long and created problems.
members met with the contractor last week to discuss possible fixes. The Board
voted to completely redo the track if necessary.
cost was $324,000 and all but $87,000 has been paid to the contractor. The track
is also several months behind schedule and everyone was in agreement that it
must be right.
The Board also
approved a fuel bid from JAT Oil for diesel at $3.068 per gallon.
After a brief
executive session Superintendent Tobin recommended approving a contract for
services for school psychologist Alan Dryden. The Board approved the
recommendation and adjourned.