ECS, Milligan College partner up for LaPorte Track
Published 9:07 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2016
A steady working relationship between Elizabethton High School and Milligan College has more to offer in the months.
During the regularly scheduled Elizabethton City Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Superintendent Corey Gardenhour announced a partnership between EHS and Milligan College cross country and track and field athletes using LaPorte Track, located beside the high school. The track is currently under renovation and the superintendent stated he expects the track to be completed by July 15 – minus proper signage and fencing.
“We’ve had a great working relationship with Milligan College,” Gardenhour recently told the Elizabethton Star. “We appreciate all the work over the years.”
Gardenhour eluded to Milligan’s assistance with the Cyclone and Lady Cyclone swim program, which used the college’s pool as the EHS facility was undergoing maintenance.
“We have an agreement in place now with Milligan College,” Gardenhour said. “They will staff some of the meets. This is very important for our students to get some exposure early.”
Along with the partnership, Gardenhour added the system will hold a “Back to School Bash” July 30 at the football field from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and that the system will be seeking a grant opportunity to assist with students battling with substance abuse.
NOVACOPY, a printing service, went before the BOE to provide a presentation on asking the school to select their service. The service was projected to save the system nearly $32,000 from the powerpoint provided. Gardenhour added the school will look to approve a five-year agreement with the business at the next meeting.
In a cut-and-dry agenda, the officials approved the social media policy through a first reading, unanimously, but elected to wait for a second reading until the system’s attorney is in town, pegged for July 29.
In other business, the BOE:
* approved a measure for a minor increase in lunch prices at EHS. The total was $2.50 and approved to move to $2.55 to abide by state laws.
* approved the fee payment of $1,600 to the Niswonger Foundation College and Career Consortium.
* approved the purchase of computers from Dell in the amount of $18,681.84 for the CTE department at the high school.
* approved the School Nutrition Procurement Plan and administering the school nutrition program, policy in place for providing free and reduced-price lunches for students, local agricultural products compliance plan and civil rights compliance procedures for the 2016-2017 year.
* renewed the agreement to purchase fresh produce from Reinhart Foodservice effective July 1 through June 30 2017.
* approved the renewal of purchasing cafeteria supplies and food products from Sysco Knoxville.
* renewed the agreement of having bread and bakery good from Flowers Baking Company and dairy products from Mayfield Dairy.
* approved agreement between Reading and Writing Project Network and Elizabethton City Schools for professional development services on Aug. 4 for a cost of $7,000.