Middlesboro board hears updates on projects, activities

Last updated: November 20. 2013 6:53PM - 254 Views
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Middlesboro Middle School teacher Georgina Anderson won a grant which will allow her eighth-grade science students to complete their greenhouse and continue a recycling program at the school.

The information was announced during the Middlesboro Independent Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting.

This grant is part of nearly $15,000 she has won for the school.

Middlesboro Elementary School had a cooperative program with the Bell County Public Library branch in Middlesboro for a library card drive. Several local families were able to sign up for this free service.

Middlesboro High School will hold their annual Christmas Choir Program on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Central Arts Building.

The choir will also be holding a few preview programs for students early in December.

Members of the school board and facilities department will soon be meeting with a few local architectural firms.

School officials and board members will continue to research and conduct walk-throughs before making a final decision on the renovations at the schools.

It was reported that the Transportation Department currently uses 13 school buses daily. The district has six spares when needed.

It costs the school system nearly $2,000 per month for required inspections, officials said.

The board announced at the meeting they are considering selling one spare bus to save some money from costly inspections. By selling just one extra bus. it was estimated savings would be almost $9 thousand per school year.

Beginning Dec. 13, a new school messenger — including text, email and voice messages — will be implemented to inform parents of important school notifications. This will range from principal messages to school closings.

The contract for this program will expire in January 2015.

Reach Kelsey Gerhardt at 606-248-1010 ext. 204, kgerhardt@civitasmedia.com.

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