Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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February 13, 2013

BOE approves 2014 calendar

Cordele — Crisp County Board of Education approved an FY 2014 school calendar which is very similar to the current calendar at their Tuesday night board meeting.

The calendar which starts July 1 of this year includes 174 days for students and 180 for staff. Superintendent Jay Brinson said this plan continues the 10-day calendar adjustment for all personnel and six fewer days for students. While staff members will work 10 days less than in past years, they also will receive less pay as a way of curtailing expenses.

A committee of teachers and administrative staff worked to develop the proposed calendar, Brinson explained.

In his monthly report, Brinson congratulated Southwestern Elementary student John Cook for earning the right to represent Crisp County in the district spelling bee. He also announced that varsity basketball teams are playing in region tournaments this week, and he showed board members a photo that was made at the recent Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Among the Marine performers at the Super Bowl pre-show was Devon West, a 2011 graduate of Crisp County High School. "You never know where you'll go," he commented.

Board member Bill Wilson also reported that the baseball Cougars will be playing in an invitational tourney in LaGrange March 1-2. The team is ranked among the top in the state, and it's really an honor to be invited to this tournament, according to Wilson.

Brinson announced that a state Board of Education member will be conducting a public meeting for the district that includes Crisp County at Schley County Middle School on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to share their concerns about education at this meeting, and Brinson has more information that he'll share with anyone who is interested in attending.

As construction continues on the new primary school, BOE members approved two change orders which will result in a savings of just over $4,000.

Changes in the computer lab layout, sewer trunk line size and electrical modifications in the kitchen will save $7,562 while changes in the steel framing and ceiling in the lunchroom will have a net additional cost of $3,267.

Based on Brinson's recommendation, the board will continue serving as the fiscal agent for Family Connections. The superintendent explained that Family Connections is a state funded program designed to complement and support school programs to help children.

It operates as a collaborative of community agencies and volunteers who work to create healthy children, school readiness, school success, self-sufficient families and strong communities.

As fiscal agent, the BOE receives the state funds and disburses them as directed by the director of the county's Community Council and Family Connections program.

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