Board of Ed wraps up the school year

By Chrysta Carroll -

ELIZABETHTOWN — After graduates celebrated weekend commencement exercises and teachers tied up loose ends in their classrooms, the Bladen County Board of Education met to do the same — tie up their own loose ends and bring the 2016/17 school year to a close.

On Monday, the board met and conducted the following business:

— Heard from Willa Williams, who gave the board a Career and Technical Education update and post-asessment results for the program.

— Jason Atkinson presented a Digital Learning Plan and digital learning competencies for teachers and administrators.

— Reida Roberts presented an executive report on Exceptional Children services.

— The board adopted its updates to board policies received throughout the year.

— The board approved rollover bids for food items, presented by Amy Stanley on behalf of the Child Nutrition program.

— Exceptional Children contracts were presented by Roberts and approved by the board.

— Approval was granted for a lottery application, the purpose of which is to fund a freezer / cooler replacement at Clarkton School of Discovery.

— A continuation budget request was presented by Penny and approved by the board, which Public Information Officer Valerie Newton said was standard in order that the system can continue to operate until the state budget comes through.

The next meeting of the board is July 11 at 6 p.m.

Chrysta Carroll can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

By Chrysta Carroll

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