The Lincoln County School Board is the governing body responsible for ensuring that the Lincoln County School District provides a high-quality education for all Lincoln County students. The School Board is not an administrative or day-to-day operations body, but instead governs by establishing policy to guide the superintendent in the administration and operation of the schools. This is achieved by monitoring progress toward achieving direct goals, and by engaging the community in planning for and supporting schools. The individual board member works with the board as a whole and collaboratively with the superintendent to accomplish the district's mission.
The 2014-2015 Budget Hearing Work Session for the School Board will be held April 28, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center.
Mr. John Fanning presented highlights from South Lincoln Elementary School. Faculty, staff and students are working together to make their good school great. Members viewed a video presentation of student activities. Mr. Fanning recognized four students who have submitted a proposal to the Army's regional eCyber Mission competition. Student proposals address ways to improve health and community.
Mr. Joel Hastings presented systemwide highlights. The maintenance department is moving forward with the building security program. PreK registration is going well. Flintville Elementary School has filled two classes already. PreK classes have taken part in Dr. Seuss week and invite members to visit and read to the students.
Land acquisition meeting called.
A Land Acquisition Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:15 P.M. The meeting will be at Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center.
System Highlights Presented at February Board Meeting
Mrs. Spring Brindley, principal of Lincoln County Ninth Grade Academy, presented a video from the school's students showcasing the many successful programs available to the students. Mr. Joel Hastings then presented highlights of the system, including information about two new programs at Flintville Elementary School. The first provides backpacks with food to take home each weekend. There is also a Clothe Out Kids program which helps provide clothes for children who are in need either because they don't have enough clothes or are in need of a change of clothes during the school day. The Lincoln County School System PreK program is now accepting applications for the PreK program for next school year. Interested parents may contact Ms. Kathy Morris at Stone Bridge Academy.
Work Session Held
The School Board held their Winter Work Session Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center.
November 4th Board Meeting
“On November 4, 2013 the Board will consider approval of the TIF grant budget. This grant will be approved in its final form by the State Board of Education next week. The Board will also consider changes to Dr. Shelton’s contract at that time. The TIF pay scale changes can then be incorporated in to our Director’s contract and her contract will be revised.”
Dr. Wanda Shelton Contract Renewed
Dr. Shelton’s contract was extended on November 4, 2013 and the new contract will go in to effect on 7/1/2014. Additional changes to Dr. Shelton’s contract will be considered for approval on December 2, 2013. These changes may include contract language as it relates to salary, benefits, and work schedule.Changes to contract language to reflect our TIF grant and for the Affordable Care Act may be considered as well as other adjustments to salary and benefits.