Published: March 23, 2021


THE LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET IN REGULAR SESSION TUESDAY AFTERNOON. ALL CONSENT ITEMS WERE VOTED ON AS A WHOLE AND APPROVED BEFORE LEADERS MOVED ON TO REPORTS WHICH INCLUDED AN OVERVIEW OF THE DIRECTORS EVALUATION WHICH CAME BACK OUTSTANDING AND AN UPDATE FROM DIRECTOR ADKINS WHO ADVISED COVID CASES CONTINUE TO DECLINE AND THAT 400 EMPLOYEES OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAVE BEEN VACCINATED. PRE K THRU 12 WILL GO BACK TO 4 DAYS A WEEK STARTING MONDAY. THE EO COFFMAN PROJECT IS CURRENTLY OUT TO BID WITH HOPES OF A START DATE OF LATE SPRING EARLY SUMMER AND SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS ARE UNDERWAY WITH MORE INFORMATION TO BE RELEASED. AMONG THE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA CONSIDERED AND APPROVED INCLUDE THE RESURFACING OF THE SUMMERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS COURT AND THE REMOVAL OF A STORAGE BUILDING ON THE SHS CAMPUS; ALLOWING FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF OFFICIATING COSTS FOR HOME GAMES FOR SPRING SPORTS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A BATTING CAGE AT LEOMA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH FUTURE PLANS OF MAKING IT PERMANENT. MEMBERS ALSO APPROVED THE SOFTWARE FAST TRACK ONBOARDING OF SKYWARD WHICH WILL HELP WITH NEW EMPLOYEES. THE BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO MEET AGAIN ON APRIL 26TH AT 5.