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Board sets final day of school

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By The Staff

Staff Report

Campbellsville Independent students will finish the school year before Memorial Day this year.

At Monday night's regular monthly meeting, School Board members approved an amended calendar that sets Friday, May 23 as students' last day.

Graduation is also planned for May 23.

Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers reminded those at the meeting that if any more days are missed for bad weather or illness, that date would change.

Woods said members of the committee charged with recommending changes to the calendar believed it was important to have the school year completed before the Memorial Day holiday, if at all possible.

However, this means that the professional development day previously scheduled for Friday, March 21 will instead be an instruction day.

Woods-Ayers said Senior Class Night is set for May 16 and Baccalaureate will be May 18.

Also at Monday's meeting:

- Board members approved the design development plan for facility renovations. About $4.5 million in work is planned, including a new media center at the high school, relocation of the alternative school, administrative suite and special needs suite, and new mechanical/electrical/plumbing work. Architect Scott Noel said all bathrooms will be renovated to be ADA accessible.

Noel said he hopes the Board can advertise for bids in April and have a bond sale by June 1.

- Campbellsville Elementary Principal Linda Handley spoke about an improvement project at the school library that will include murals painted on the walls, sculptured seating, and the addition of bean bag chairs, rugs and pillows in the reading area.

- The monthly academic spotlight was on Campbellsville Middle School. Social studies and practical living teacher Shamarie Claiborne introduced students who displayed projects they had completed and Elisha Rhodes introduced her fifth-grade students who demonstrated their Spanish language skills in song and conversation.

- Academic Achievers were recognized - Chanson Atkinson and Nana Moriuchi, Campbellsville Elementary School; Breanna Underwood and Wil Price, Campbellsville Middle School; and Auburn Wigginton and Jordan Hayes, Campbellsville High School.

- Fundraising efforts during "Have a Heart for Eagles" Month in February resulted in a donation of $424.04 to the American Heart Association.

- Instruction Supervisor Kent Settle was appointed to the certified evaluation appeals panel, with Supervisor Carol Cravens as alternate.

- Purcell's Business Products was awarded a contract renewal for a copier at a cost of $1,170.

- Items were declared as surplus and offered for sale including a 1980 truck, classroom furniture and computers.

- According to the monthly District finance report, 58.2 percent of the budget has been spent, with 66.6 percent of the school year complete, leaving a gap of 8.4 percent. The general fund budget totals $7.1 million.