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Halifax County school board meets tonight

Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark will report on the opening of the 2010-11 school year tonight when the Halifax County School Board meets at 7 in the public meeting room of the Mary Bethune Office Complex.

 

The board also anticipates hearing citizen comments from Roger Thaxton and Scott Crowder and is expected to recognize Frank Lee.


Also slated for recognition is Dollar General for its donation of books to students.


Reports are slated to include required notifications from the deputy superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent Joe Griles is expected to inform school board members about the 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant totaling $600,000 that has been awarded to Sinai Elementary School. Also Griles is expected to discuss state accreditation of county schools.


Included in the consent agenda are policy manual revisions and personnel issues.


Under unfinished business, ED-8 board representative Walter Potts is slated to discuss the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Education Services Review Program.


Board members met with VASS on Aug. 27 and learned about ways to make the school system more efficient. Members now must decide if they want VASS to come into the school system and conduct a study.


ED-5 board representative Dr. Roger Long is expected to discuss setting an additional meeting for the strategic plan committee.
Bill Covington, chief financial officer, is slated to present the financial report and unpaid bills to the school board for approval.


At the conclusion of tonight’s meeting, school board members are expected to go behind closed doors to discuss personnel and student discipline issues before adjourning.