LMSD discusses Move To Learn for schools

By Joseph McCain The Winston County Journal

Students at some schools in the Louisville Municipal School District will be out of their seats dancing and moving under the direction of their teacher.

Superintendent Dr. William Wade and director of Curriculum / Common Core Penny Hill presented the Move to Learn initiative for some schools in the district.

“The connection to Physical activity and academic success can be seen,” said Hill.

Dr. Wade noted that the Move to Learn movement might help students achieve better health and perform better academically, according to nationally recognized scientific research.

“Our kids’ attention is so small but this tells us that some activity in the classroom will help our students to learn, “added Dr. Wade. “And I think the students and teachers will enjoy it.”

Wade explained that Hill would be putting together a team of teachers to help implement a pilot Move to Learn program in the district.

“It is about taking a little time and moving in the classroom,” said Wade.

Wade explained that the district plans to target elementary through middle school with plans to implement in each grade in the future.

“I think this will be good for our kids,” said Wade.

In other business, the board of trustees: • approved the consent agenda • discussed the reasoning of two check runs a month and board approval of claims docket. • board member Brenda Johnson requested a breakdown of each year of how much paid on outside consulting services. • discussed how supplements are paid out and for what purpose and to whom. Dr. Wade noted he would provide a breakdown to the board before the upcoming meeting. • approved the claims docket and bank balances. • discussed the possibility of leasing 20 acres of 16th Section property to the community in Highpoint for a park in 2015. The board noted they we contact present leaseholder to discuss the possibilities. • approved advertising for bids a hunting lease. • Approved annual liability policy. • Approved resignations and January recommendations.

The next regular board meeting is set for January 15 at 5:30 p.m.