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Board picks new president, sets fees

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ted Jackson
There is a new president of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees.

During the regular session meeting, the board voted for the position of President to be filled by Ted Jackson. He is an at-large representative serving his second term.

Tina Heffner holds the position of Vice President and Dottie King is now Secretary, while Jennifer Kaelber has acquired the position of Assistant Secretary.

One of the first acts of the meeting was the establishment of meetings times and dates.

The meetings will continue to be on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., at North Clay Middle School, and the April and October board meetings will be at Clay City Jr./Sr. High School.

One change was made with the regular session meeting in September set to be conducted at East Side Elementary.

In addition, Mike Fowler was appointed Treasurer with Marsha Wyndham as Deputy Treasurer. Jeff Boyle was also retained as the corporations' local attorney.

The board voted collectively to pass the 2009-10 textbook rentals and fees, and the costs are higher at Jackson Township Elementary because of the Shurley Reading Method.

The price of books for county secondary level students will vary according to the classes the students are enrolled in.

There was also a unanimous vote by the board to increase the lunch prices by 5 cents, while breakfast and extra milk costs will stay the same.

At the elementary level, breakfast will cost $1.20 and lunch $2, high school student breakfast will cost $1.30 and lunch $2.10.

Adults will now pay $2.20 for breakfast and $3.15 for lunch. Extra cartons of milk are still 30 cents each.

The next meeting of the Clay Community School Board of Trustees will be 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, at North Clay Middle School.

2009-10 CCS Book Fees

Clay Community Schools Elementary Textbook Rental and Fees Summary 2009-10 School Year. Due to a varied curriculum, costs and fees at Jackson Township Elementary (JTE) are different than elementaries in the rest of the corporation.

GradeBook RentalWorkbooksFeesTotal
JTE - K$53.17$0.00$30.93$84.10
Grade 1$85.52$3.38$24.52$113.87
JTE - 1st$95.52$14.83$24.52$134.87
Grade 2$80.50$3.83$24.45$108.78
JTE - 2nd$90.50$14.83$24.45$129.78
Grade 3$84.77$3.83$23.67$112.27
JTE - 3rd$94.90$17.03$23.67$135.60
Grade 4$67.30$4.39$24.59$96.28
JTE - 4th$77.43$17.59$24.59$119.61
Grade 5$69.40$4.39$24.59$98.38
JTE - 5th$79.53$17.59$24.59$121.71

Clay City Elementary only

GradeBook RentalWorkbooksFeesTotal
Grade 6$91.13$0.00$21.22$112.35

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How many times does this question have to be asked???

If Shurley Method has been proven to be a better program why has it not been adopted throughout the corporation? OR... If it is not then why is it still being used at Jackson Township if it is less than ideal? Seems that one way or another some students aren't getting the best opportunity available. How can an individual school be allowed to determine curriculum in spite of what the curriculum director deems is best for rest of corporation??? While I have no problems with faculty at Jackson, I find this policy of letting each school do their own thing not in the best interest of the county's student population. It was started on trial basis...Should be implemented in whole county or time to discontinue it at Jackson. These are the policy decisions that board needs to take to ensure same quality education at all locations. Then there would be less perception that one area is being given more than another.

Maybe Ted Jackson can address some of these issues being that he is an at large member and now in position to set a better tone for more standardization throughout the county.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Sat, Jul 11, 2009, at 10:36 AM

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