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BSB addresses negative baseball balance

By Liz Woll, 06/10/20 8:51 AM


BLEVINS – The June meeting of the Blevins School Board was brief, but there were a few matters of note. First, there was a proposal to resolve the negative balance in the baseball financial account by drawing funds from the athletics account. The proposal came a bit reluctantly, the school board not wanting to cause any potential ill will between coaches and preferring not to draw funds from one activity account to another, but balancing the account proved necessary. School Board President Clark made a point to note that balancing the baseball account in no way removed accountability for any mishandling of the account up to that point.

The school board also addressed the renewal of their contract with K-12 Culinary. K-12 was very well received at the beginning of last school year, offering the Blevins cafeteria a wide variety of options, including a salad bar. But now, in light of Covid-19 and the resulting restrictions, the school board decided against the renewal of K-12’s contract.

Finally, Superintendent Dixon proposed that the district use the CARES Act funds to purchase 200 more chrome books for the students. For some time now, the district has been working towards being able to provide each student with a tablet or small laptop for school use. With the completion of the proposed bid, the school district will have achieved the desired 1:1 ratio, allowing every student access to an individual device. The motion passed unanimously.

Other matters discussed include review of the personnel policy regarding attendance bonuses for teachers, the renewal of the Renaissance and Lexia programs, the misconduct reports for the 19-20 school year from the elementary and high schools, and the renewal of the district’s ASBA insurance contract.

For a full account of the meeting’s minutes, you can find them on the Blevins School District’s web page.