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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Lawrence County Independent School Board Met Thursday Night

FAYETTEVILLE - (March 1, 2022) - The Lawrence County Independent School board met on Thursday night during their regular session.

LCIS always celebrates the accomplishments of the students that attend there. A field trip is in the works for these students.

During their regular meeting Education One informed the board is meeting or exceeded the standards for the school for the school. Attendance for the school is still a concern which the school is working towards improving.

In other business:

  • The school was approved for an Amazon STEM grant which will provide equipment and material for the computer science class in grades 6-8.

  • The school board also authorized a credit card for the corporation through Old National Bank with a credit limit of $9,000. The school previously was using Trisha Turner's personal credit card to make purchases for the school in emergency situations.

  • The LCIS board welcomed two new board members Corey Hudson and Eric Johnson. The board will be going through a refresher course and the new board members will be going through new board member orientation. The school board will be looking at filling one more position at a later time.

  • LCIS approved following personnel changes which included the hiring of Amanda Wright, part-time resource aide, and Tiarra Kern, part-time kitchen staff. The resignations and terminations included Zachary Chaney, resource aide and Whitney Evans, middle school social studies instructor.

  • Approved the 2022 -2023 School Calendar the students first day will be August 9th and last student day will be May 24th

  • The parents who want their child to attend the school, next school year; need to enroll their child at this time, or risk losing their spot. They have until April 15th to get their registration complete.

  • LCIS learned that the purchasing from the CSP grant the school applied for is now set to begin. The $890,000 grant will allow the purchasing of playground equipment, STEAM materials, and Public Media program to purchase equipment. This is partly some of the items that will enhance the experience at LCIS

Principal Wilcox informed the board of several activities that is being done at the school which include musical programs, and spring concerts. Many LCIS classes also will be taking field trips in the final days of the school year.

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