Policies to be discussed during Tuesday’s city BOE

Published 10:14 am Monday, August 15, 2016

Elizabethton City Schools

With the school year underway for the Elizabethton City Schools System, Board of Education members will convene on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the central office off South Watauga Avenue to discuss a variety of board policies.
Officials will go through 13 different board policies on the agenda, ranging from variety of topics, including, policy for naming facilities, service animals in district facilities, credit recovered as recommended, work-based learning program as recommended, graduation requirements, graduation activities, emergency and legal leave, student alcohol and drug testing, discipline procedures, child abuse and neglect, prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and a policy to work with homeless students.
The BOE will also look to approve an updated memorandum of understanding between the State of Tennessee and Local Education Agency.
In the memorandum, issued by the state’s Department of Finance and Administration, 14 changes have been put in place.
“Changes and administrative clarifications have required us to update this document,” Laurie Lee, executive director for the state, said in a letter to the school system. “Should your agency leave the Local Education Plan, state law requires that you offer an ‘equal or superior’ health plan in order to retain insurance funding from the Department of Education.”
Other minor housecleaning items include the BOE voting to approve changes to an account file at Citizens Bank in Elizabethton and the purchase of one 2016 Ford Transit 150 van from Ford of Murfreesboro for no more than $28,000. A first reading for the annual operating is scheduled for the agenda, as well.
The BOE will also take a moment prior to the start of the meeting to recognize Elizabethton High School teacher and girls’ softball coach Kenny Hardin. According to documents provided by the school board, the city will recognize his “hard work and diligence which resulted in the erection of the new softball facility on the EHS campus”

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