School board breezes through meeting

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 9, 2004

The Selma City School board meeting was short Thursday night as board members prepared to wrap up another school year.

Moving quickly through the agenda, board members approved the school system’s monthly financial statement before continuing on to discuss the new mathematics and health and physical education textbooks being put into classrooms next year.

The books were chosen from the State Board of Education’s approved list and reviewed by the school system’s textbook committee.

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“In the selection process, teachers have input,” said Superintendent Dr. James Carter. “They were the ones who said these were the best books for the particular courses.”

The school board then approved Pearson Scott Foreman math textbooks for kindergarten through fifth-grade.

Prentice Hall math books were approved for sixth- through 12th-grades, and Glencoe McGraw Hill health and physical education books were selected for six- through ninth-grades.

Also during the board meeting, Red Cross representative Tina Price presented Carter and the board with a certificate of appreciation for their help in hosting a blood drive.

During his Superintendent’s report, Carter commended teacher Deborah Williams for being the recipient of the 2004 Retired Teachers Association scholarship.

Other news at the board meeting included:

Approval of out-of-state trip to Atlanta, Ga. for fifth-graders at Byrd Elementary.

Approval of Selma High School Band to take out-of-state trip to New Orleans, La.

Approval of Personnel Services committee report

Approval to accept a bid for the purchase of a Special Education bus.

Approval for out-of-state trip for the School of Discovery SECME Club to Atlanta, Ga.

Approval for Carter to attend a superintendent conference at Princeton University in July.

Approval of hiring a Title 1 secretary.

Vote to enter executive session.