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School Board Meets

Last day of school for students is tentatively May 27

By Eugenia Jones

The McCreary County Board of Education convened in a brief meeting earlier this week (February 22) to deal with routine matters.
During the Superintendent’s Communication portion of the meeting, McCreary County School District Superintendent Corey Keith noted virtual classes were not conducted virtually during last week’s ice storm because so many homes had electrical power outages. Because of the lack of classes, the last day of school for students is now tentatively set for May 27. Keith also said school employees who have already received initial COVID-19 vaccinations will receive booster shots on March 4. Keith is hopeful the vaccinations will help school return to a normal schedule. Schools are operating currently on an in-person A/B schedule.
Superintendent Keith expressed his gratitude to Stephens’ Hardwoods for their donation of $10,000 to the McCreary Central High School Softball team. Keith said the District is very grateful for the generous donation.
All agenda items were actions by consent. There were no actions with discussion.
Items acted upon by consent included the following:
• Approved combi-oven bid to Manning Brothers.
• Approved purchase of bucket truck.
• Approved tentative site Based Decision Making Staffing Allocation for the 2021-2022 school year.
• Approved Section 6 Allocation.
• Acknowledged Receipt of McCreary County Schools Purchasing Manual.
• Hired R. W. Baird and Co., Inc. as Fiscal Agent.
• Approved annual charter agreement for Boy Scouts of America.
• Accepted donation of $10,000 by Stephens’ Hardwood to McCreary Central High School Softball team.
The next regular meeting of the McCreary County Board of Education will be Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6:30 at the Board’s Central Office.

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