Fuel tanks, trip to New York on school board agenda
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 22, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County’s Board of Education will be tackling a variety of items when it meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school’s central office, among them updated school board policies, a fuel tank replacement and a proposed trip to New York City for students of Sonya Forbes.

There is proposed Kentucky State School Board language related to fundraising that requires that all fundraising proceeds benefit all students, rather than only some students, that Trigg County School Superintendent Tim McGinnis said he is “inclined to support.”

McGinnis said that although the only “fix” would be to require all students to participate in fundraising efforts.

Forbes is asking to take her students on an educational trip to New York next April, and although McGinnis is in favor of such opportunities, he said he is concerned about how much the trip might cost, given current economic conditions.

McGinnis said there is $400,000, which is part of the impact aid the district received earlier in the year, in the current fiscal year’s tentative budget for the fuel tank replacement project, and added that there has been discussion more than once about the need to relocate and upgrade the fuel storage tank used for the school system’s buses.

The school board will also look at bids for gasoline and diesel. McGinnis said there have been four vendors that gave quotes for gas and diesel fuel on an as-needed basis for the current fiscal year.

The board will also look at approving shortened school days for fifth-year seniors and students that are defined as “exceptional,” as state law allows. The superintendent has recommended such action.
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