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The Dade County Board of Education held a Work Session/Special Called Meeting on Monday night with two board members absent from the meeting. Jeff Forester and Ronnie Page were unable to attend the special called meeting.

The Board opened with discussion of bids for band instruments that will be voted on at the regular scheduled meeting Monday.

Bids have been received on over 90 instruments and other miscellaneous items at a total cost of $135,992. SPLOST money will be used to purchase the much-needed items for the band program. These items are for the entire band program.

At next week’s meeting the Board is expected to approve the purchase of the final bus radios as well as physical education mats. All these items will be purchased with SPLOST money.

Other items discussed for next week’s meeting included bus repair on two buses, board policies and the Board did a self–assessment on the school system.

After finishing the work session of the meeting the Board took action on approving a fundraiser for the high school, a homecoming dance and also approved additional funds for Math Navigator so more students could benefit from the program. Total cost for the purchase will be $6,744.60 and Race To The Top funds will be used. This will provide additional materials for Dade Middle School.

The Board then went into executive session for personnel. Superintendent Shawn Tobin then recommended hiring Tammy Avans as cafeteria manager and Caroline Hurst as a substitute teacher.

Being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

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