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School board meets in September session

The Haywood County School Board met in regular session on September 14. Superintendent Marlon King mentioned the upcoming HHS Homecoming celebration on October 15, and that enrollment is up 100 at HHS.

Second on the agenda, Harold Garrett was re-elected to the chairman of the board position, and Robbie Jarrett-King will continue to serve as vice-chairman. In other business, Garrett made committee appointments, and the board approved several out-of-state trips for Haywood High students. They also discussed several policy changes and several budgetary matters.

As the newly re-elected chairman, Harold Garrett announced board committee appointments. Allen Currie will serve as the TLN Representative, and Mrs. Pearlie Hess and Mrs. King will serve on both the Scholarship and the Negotiation committees. Mr. Garrett and Mrs. Hess will serve on the Budget Committee.

The board approved out-of-state travel for HHS teacher Kenneth Emerson and two students who are going to the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership Training Institute in Washington. They also approved for the HHS Show Choir to travel to the 2011 Heritage Music Festival and Competition in Dallas, Texas, next March. Lt. Col. Stark Davis, AFJROTC teacher at HHS received approval to take his cadets to a Curriculum in Action trip to St. Louis, Missouri.

The board agreed to purchase two 78-passenger buses based on a bid process. They also discussed and agreed to approve several policy changes, and agreed to approve the contract with Kenneth Cozart and Associates for auditing internal school and cafeteria accounts for this school year. The board received a copy of the audit for the school activity accounts and cafeteria funds from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010, and approved a number of budget amendments presented to them by CFO Vincent Harvell.

After a report from the Superintendent and other cabinet members, each of the principals reported on activities at all the schools.

The next regular meeting will be held on October 12 at 7 p.m.