LMSD weighs hiring local board attorney

From staff reports


In the October 8, Louisville Municipal School Board meeting the board members interviewed two local attorneys for possible hiring.

The board voted to advertise for the position to be able to have a local attorney at each meeting without the cost of travel from Jackson for the present attorney. The board tabled any decision on the matter to a later date.

The board also approved the pilot program Dashboards to Diplomas. Nola Bryant Director of Assessment and Professional Development explained the program to the board. The state program is a new initiative aimed at identifing and supporting students who are likely to dropout of school. The goal of the pilot program is to detect potential dropouts based on attendance, behavior, course performance and mobility. Once identified the district will aim to use proven research and data to help the students to succeed and not dropout.

In other business, the trustees:

• Approved 15 additional days for two consultants at Eiland Middle School at the cost of $1,400 per day and $1,300 per day. The two had been hired in a previous meeting for 10 days.

• Approved monthly bank balances.

• Approved teacher for homebound services.

• Approved one student transfer from LHS to Nanih Waiya in a majority to minority transfer.

• Approved the consent agenda.

• Approved the 2013 activity fund balances.

• Approved five sixteen section items.

• Held an executive session on student zoning issue.

The next regular meeting of the trustees is set for November 14 at 5:30 pm.