Principal Brian Futrell that if open house were on Monday, Aug. 7, it wouldn’t give teachers enough time to get their rooms ready for parents and students to see. He also mentioned that Matt Ladd, director of operations for Trigg County Schools, said the basement might not be ready by that time either. Futrell asked the council if the following Wednesday, Aug. 9, would be acceptable if it were held from 4 to 6 p.m. He said that if people had church to go to on Wednesday night, they would probably still be able to attend the open house. The council agreed that, although the time wasn’t perfect, it would probably work.
“If that’s the only choice we have, that’s the only choice we have,” said teacher representative Kendell Finley.
Futrell then told the council that he was almost finished with the final master schedules. He said the third grade schedules were complete and that he still had some tweaking to do on the fourth and fifth grade schedules. He said he was still unsure when fifth grade recess would be.
“I like having recess last,” said fifth grade teacher Crystal Hancock laughing. “You can hold it over their heads all day long.”
Teacher representative Peggie Tooke thanked Futrell for his work on trying to get the schedules together. Futrell admitted that it was difficult since he had to meet with Ann Taylor, the primary school’s principal and James Mangles, the middle school principal, to go through it very thoroughly. This is because the three schools share so many staff members.
“It should be easier next year,” Futrell said. “This year it was like … Creation.”
The council then tried to pick the best day of the month for their regular meetings and ended up settling on second Mondays at 5 p.m.
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