Each school across the state is expected to meet the same goals, which increase each year. NCLB sets goals in reading and math for smaller groups within the student body such as African-Americans, students who eat free or reduced lunch and students with disabilities. Schools are held accountable for each subpopulation if there are 10 students in each grade. The district met 100 percent of its 16 goals, compared with 75 percent last year.
After Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Beth Sumner gave the report on all the schools, which also met their goals, the board voted on several business items. Three of the items related to the schools’ archery program, and Superintendent Tim McGinnis said that he was requesting approval on all three or none. The board first voted to eliminate the position of archery coach and assistant archery coach. They then voted to create the new position of district archery coordinator and to set the stipend at $2,087. Finally, they voted to approve McGinnis’s written job description. The listed qualifications include three years of successful teaching, appropriate Kentucky certification, knowledge and experience in the archery program and valid archery coaching credentials.
McGinnis said that the coach and the assistant coach had both been paid stipends, but that the program had grown so much that there were at least 12 or 14 volunteer coaches, which wasn’t a fair situation. He said that after talking with some parents and coaches, he thought it be fairer to pay one person and let that person coordinate all the volunteer coaches.
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