School Board approves new sports programs
by Franklin Clark --
Aug 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County School System will soon create seven new coaching positions after the Trigg County Board of Education unanimously voted to establish new positions at the request of Athletic Director Jim Perrin at its meeting Thursday at the school central office.

The school board voted to create four new coaching positions for new middle school feeder programs for baseball, softball and boys and girls soccer, an assistant powerlifting coach position. The other positions, which will take the places of the swimming coach and assistant coach, will be for the new high school wrestling team, which will likely compete on a junior varsity level this winter.

Trigg County School Superintendent Tim McGinnis said the new positions will cost about $12,000, but will provide students in Trigg County with new opportunities.

McGinnis and the board members said they hope that high school booster clubs will step up and help pay for the costs of the new baseball, softball and boys’ and girls’ soccer programs at Trigg County Middle School.

It is not yet known who the new coaches will be, but McGinnis said he will meet with Perrin and the principals to discuss the timeline.

Although no action was taken, for about an hour the school board discussed the school district’s vision, mission and goals, which McGinnis said need to be revised due to school district goal successes as well as the end of CATS testing. He added that the board is looking at aligning their goals more with college readiness and the ACT.

“We have a good problem in that we’re ahead of our short term and intermediate goals,” said McGinnis, who added that one such goals was to be ranked in the top five by 2010, and the district was at number four this year.

McGinnis said that because the school district is “competitive,” people like that its academic rankings are posted prominently on school property, and if the district can continue to get the relevant data, the board would like to continue posting said rankings.

In other actions, the board unanimously approved a $17,000 contract with AT&T as well as memorandum of understanding with the West Kentucky Education Cooperative and an application for state fiscal stabilization funds.
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