School Board votes to dissolve elementary school
by Eric Snyder --
Feb 15, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As part of the effort to remove the fifth grade from the middle school, The Trigg County Board of Education voted last week to dissolve the Trigg County Elementary School, effective July 1.

Replacing the Trigg County Elementary School for next school year will be the Trigg County Primary School (preschool through second grade) and Trigg County Intermediate School (third grade through fifth), housed in the same building, but with separate principals and guidance counselors.

Also dissolving on July 1 is the Trigg County Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council, which will be replaced via elections with two new SBDM’s.

“I think the consensus is,” said Superintendent Tim McGinnis, “that this would be a positive move.”

According to a memo McGinnis passed out to the board last week, there are at least five more classrooms in the elementary school than when the fifth grade was last housed inside.

“While [space] will be tight, it can be done,” reads McGinnis’ memo. “In consideration of space, the middle school will be allowed to ‘spread out’ special education classes, move one class from the high school back to the middle school building and will accommodate ‘some’ district programs that are currently being ‘housed’ in the elementary school.”

McGinnis indicated Elementary Principal Ann Taylor will remain as principal of one of the schools — which one, and who becomes principal of the other, will be decisions left to McGinnis.

It has not yet been decided if the schools will have any, or separate, assistant principals. The board will discuss this and approve a new staffing formula for the school system at their next meeting Feb. 23.

In other action, the board voted to not tamper with remaining school holidays to make-up days lost to inclement weather. All snow days (four thus far) will be tacked onto the end of the year, meaning the Class of 2006 will now graduate on May 26.

Assistant Superintendent Beth Sumner said the change would not affect graduation announcements, as they are printed at nearly the last minute to allow for such changes.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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