Representatives from each school discussed the adoption of new textbooks at the meeting. McGinnis said that the state’s funding for textbooks had decreased this year, and will be $47.13 per student, although this doesn’t include the high school. In their vote, the board agreed to allocate the same amount of funding for the high school from the board’s account.
High School Assistant Principal Doug Gloyd also mentioned that books would cost more for the high school this year because of the new A/B block schedule. He said that students previously were finished with some classes after one semester and shared books. Under the new schedule, though, many more will be taking classes at the same time, so more books will be needed.
The board also voted to accept bids for five surplus buses. The highest bids were for a couple of 1989 models at $2,221 each. The lowest was for a 1991 model and was for $1,421. McGinnis said the buses had been sold through the Kentucky Interlocal Transportation Association (KISTA) program and that he felt the statewide exposure had been an advantage to the district.
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