Tuesday, 11 December 2012 05:23


The Glasgow Board of Education set an important date last night at their regular meeting.  The board approved the start date for school next year of August 14th.  That is two days earlier than last year, and was the choice receiving the most votes when the public was polled on the Glasgow Schools website.  Also in action last night employed Craig Cassady as the new Glasgow High School Athletic Director, and Tim Eaton as assistant girls basketball coach.  The board honored several persons leaving the district.  Nancy Burch is retiring after 27 years at South Green Elementary as an instructional assistant.  Ann Howell is retirng, having been with the district since 1976 in a number of capacities, most recently as the Food Service director.  Those duties will be added to the responsibilities of Grant writer/public relations coordinator Stacy Jessie.  And finally this was the last meeting for board member LaDonna Rogers, who has served in that role for 12 years.  Rogers, was unable to attend the meeting due to the hospitalization of her son following an accidental fire injury November 30th.  But she did forward a letter which was read by board chair Elaine Richardson.


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Richardson said they would have formal recognition at a later date.  New board member Wade Stone, and returning board member Dr. Amelia Kiser will be sworn in Thursday evening at the Central office.

In other business the board voted 2 to 1 in favor of  moving forward with a lease agreement with the city of Glasgow for facilities such as American Legion Park utilized by the district.  You’ll remember this is a requirement of the Kentucky Department of Education.  The lease would be in an amount of $30,000 terms of which must be approved by KDE.  Board member Dr. Amelia Kiser voted no, as she has in other matters regarding this issue.  Dr. Kiser doesn’t think the district should give $30,000 to the city. She would rather put the money toward owning facilities on district property such as a softball field, for example.  Leigh Lessenberry and Chairman Elaine Richardson voted yes.  LaDonna Rogers and Dr. Barret Lessenberry were not in attendance.


Speaking of facilities, the board learned the new auditorium is now being utilized at the high school, that the cause of the dim lighting in the gym recently noted was 43 burned out lightbulbs in a secluded part of each fixture that gets the most heat, and that the final punch list from the architect in nearing completion.  The board also heard a reassuring ‘clean opinion’ audit report from Cindy Greer and Ryan Mosier with Campbell Myers and Rutledge, who conducted the districts audit again this year.




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