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Published: May 21, 2020


THE LAWRENCE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MET VIRTUALLY MONDAY EVENING.  THE MEETING BEGAN WITH DIRECTOR MCDANIEL GIVING A REPORT ON THE OUTSTANDING JOB THE STAFF AT THE CENTRAL OFFICE AND AT THE SCHOOLS HAVE DONE DURING THE PANDEMIC AND ADVISED THIS WEEK PARENTS WERE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PICK UP ITEMS AT THE SCHOOLS AND TURN IN CHROMEBOOKS. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS FEED OVER 26 THOUSAND STUDENTS WITH APPROXIMATELY 180 THOUSAND MEALS AND PLANS TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH FOOD SERVICES, THE USDA AND BAYLOR UNIVERSITY WITH THE MEALS TO YOU PROGRAM. AN UPDATE WAS THEN GIVEN REGARDING ENERGY SAVINGS WHICH HIGHLIGHTED THAT SHOW SOME SCHOOLS HAVE SHOWN UP TO AN 80 PERCENT COST AVOIDANCE AS A RESULT OF THE CLOSURE. LEADERS THEN APPROVED THE GENERAL PURPOSE BUDGET, THE FOOD SERVICE BUDGET, AND THE EXTENDED SCHOOL DAY BUDGET. IN ADDITIONS BIDS WERE APPROVED FOR FLOOR CARE PRODUCTS, THE GYM FLOOR AT NEW PROSPECT AND CHROMEBOOKS FOR PRE-K. BEFORE ADJOURNING, MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE E-L-A TEXTBOOK ADOPTION.  THE BOARD IS SET TO MEET AGAIN ON JUNE 25TH.