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The admission price for home games at Campbellsville Independent Schools is increasing. However, middle and high school students won't have to pay at all to attend games at their respective schools.
Campbellsville Board members approved an increase in the admission price for ball games to $5 at their regular monthly meeting last week. Superintendent Diane Woods-Ayers was out of town and Director of Pupil Personnel Kent Settle presided over the meeting in her absence.
According to CHS Principal Mike Deaton, high school students will be able to attend all CHS home games at no charge. In addition, he said, middle school students will be able to attend home games at CMS for free.
Deaton said a grant in partnership with the Campbellsville/Taylor County Anti-Drug Coalition has made the process possible.
"With the cost of fuel and everything else on the rise, we wanted to try and come up with a way that students could attend the games and also generate school spirit," Deaton said.
There will continue to be the multi-game passes available, Deaton said, and he encouraged parents to buy those and save money. A 30-game pass is $60, a 12-game pass is $35 and an employee pass is $10.
"It behooves parents to go ahead and get those since it averages out to about $2 a game."
Also at the July 21 meeting:
- Lunch prices are increasing 25 cents, according to Food Services Director Jeff Richardson. The cost of food has increased and the food services fund is required to "break even," he said. Lunch at CES will cost $1.50, while lunch at CMS and CHS will be $1.75. The cost of an adult lunch will be $2.50. A student breakfast will now cost $1.
Richardson said the District usually signs a one-year contract with suppliers, but this year only a six-month contract is being offered by the companies because of rising food prices.
"We may have to look at the price again in December."
- The Campbellsville Family Resource and Youth Services Center was the focus of the Board's monthly academic spotlight. Director Sue Crabtree gave a presentation on the center's services.
- To comply with state law, the District changed Oct. 29 from an early dismissal day to a full school day.
- The monthly employment report included:
-New employees: Cynthia Crowder, CES music teacher; Cameron Jackson, CHS special education supervisor; Andrea Lawler, CHS English teacher; Karen Noe, CHS attendance clerk; Paula Seabrooke, CHS social studies teacher; Robert Vancleave, Newton Education Center teacher; and Katherine Von Handoft, CMS math teacher.
-Resignations: Laura Benningfield, CHS; Shamarie Claiborne, CMS; Kontrina Ferguson, CES; James Gwilliam, CMS; Martha Harris, lunchroom monitor; LaWanda Hazard, CHS (grant ended); Michelle Isaac, NEC; Jason Keltner, NEC; and Jaime Smith, CMS and CHS band.
-Retirement: Marsha Grant, CMS.
-Athletics: Cameron Jackson, CHS girls' head basketball coach.
-Transfers: Timothy Bailey, CMS dean of students; Wilando Bridgewater, CES instructional assistant; Greg Chick, drop-out prevention resource teacher; Laura Dicken, CES literacy coordinator to primary teacher; Steven Doss, NEC to CMS teacher; Lisa Mardis, CES music teacher to primary teacher; Ashley Petett, CES to CMS; David Petett, CMS to CES principal; Gloria Smith, preschool to CES instructional assistant; and John Wheat, CMS to CES instructional assistant.
-Leave of absence: Adrienne Hash, CES, through Sept. 1.
- A bid for senior portraits was awarded to Supertone, while a bid for school pictures was awarded to Lifetouch.
- The Board agreed to use approved vendors from a state list for the purchase of diesel fuel and tires.
- Contracts were approved for physical therapy at $75 per hour with M&M Physical Therapy and occupational therapy at $73 per hour with Sunrise Therapy Services.
- Reimbursement for out-of-district mileage was increased from 34 cents per mile to 40 cents. The state currently reimburses at 43 cents.
- Board members approved one mandatory and three flexible days for professional development.
- Amendments to the District's "Code of Acceptable Behavior and Discipline Handbook" were approved. Additions include a policy on bullying and hazing and the right for each school to modify its attendance policy.
- The Board approved the annual insurance policies at a cost of $89,963.
- Food bids were awarded to Somerset Foods and Southern Foods as well as Earthgrains and Flav-O-Rich.
- The Board has its annual buildings tour planned for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29.
- Finance Director Gayle Newton reported that 92.6 percent of the District's $7.2 million general fund budget has been spent, with 100 percent of the school year complete.