The Cumberland County Board of Education met last night (Thursday, July 25, 2019). Here are some highlights from the meeting:
Members were entertained with two songs performed by the Brown Elementary School Select Singers. The board also recognized April Moore as a SCORE fellow and April Stover as the July Teacher of the Year. The board unanimously approved a job description for the position of Student Information System Administrator.
The board heard an update on two construction projects. The stadium track at Cumberland County High School is near completion. The weather caused a slight delay but the track is expected to be finished within 30 days. The new Crab Orchard Elementary School is roughly 60 days from being finished. Fiber internet cords will be moved from the old school to the new school building at a cost of just over $6,000. Also, a new scoreboard for the gym at a cost of $2,500 will be installed. The board approved both of those purchases last night. The board will tour the new Crab Orchard school facility soon.
An agreement involving consulting physicians services was considered by the board. The school system had an agreement for a number of years with the Cumberland County Health Department, but they chose not to participate this year. This is in place if the school nurse should need to consult a physician regarding the health of a student. The agreement was approved for at least one doctor from Plateau Pediatrics. The board also instructed board attorney Earl Patton to review the agreement to make double sure everything is in it.
The school board unanimously approved the 2019-2020 agreement to administer the school nutrition program. This is a reoccurring agreement every year and is standard the board reviews it before accepting the program.
South Cumberland Elementary will see an extension in the sidewalks thanks to the school board voting yes last night.