School board discusses budget, calls for teacher raise
by S. Alan Reed
May 31, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County Board of Education met for its regular meeting on May 25. Topics discussed at the meeting included textbook procurement, the district’s operating budget, membership in larger organizations, the Trigg Tots program, and an executive session.

On the board’s Consent Agenda was the acknowledgement of Superintendent Tim McGinnis’ personnel actions. Included were the hirings, resignations and retirements of teachers and staff positions. Announced was the resignation of Derrett Brinkler, High School Boys and Girl’s Golf Coach, and of Dana Bush, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach. The board stated that Bush had other duties at the school, and wished to continue as an assistant coach of the girl’s soccer program. Also on the list of actions was the announcement of a decision for non-renewal of the employment of Dr. Robin Gutmann, District Technology Coordinator.

The Consent Agenda was acknowledged and approved.

The meeting itself began with a presentation on the progress of the Trigg Tots program, by Coordinator Kendra Redd. The program was described as providing pre-school and daycare for employees and students at Trigg County Schools.

McGinnis described it as a “break-even” program.

Redd described future plans, including a higher level of accreditation, awarding more operational grants, staff tuition assistance, and grants-in-materiel, which this year included mulch used to make the playground available even in wet conditions. She hoped to improve security for the Trigg County Vocational Building, where the Trigg Tots program operates from, and form a council of parents, to provide input and guidance for the program.

She said that the Trigg Tots program provides child development training for high school students and hoped for even higher standards and collaboration with the older students.

After convening at 7:00 P.M., the board voted unanimously to enter executive session. The purpose of the session was given by Board Chairman Mike Davis as Item-C in the printed agenda. Item C is “Discussion which might lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an individual employee or student.”

The Executive Session continued for approximately an hour and 30 minutes, before continuing with an open meeting. No items of discussion were revealed to the public after the session.

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