School board approves Good News club to meet after school

From staff reports


The Louisville Municipal School District Board of Trustees in the Sept. 10 meeting approved the Child Evangelism Fellowship Program to host a Good News Club for kindergarten to 6th grade students.

Hazell Garrett representing the local program requested the board allow the children to opt into the Good News Club after school one day a week. The program would provide volunteers who would provide character building lessons and Christian teachings.

“It is a well established and well organized program,” said Garrett. “We already have several certified volunteers in the community to work at all the schools in the district after school.”

Superintendent McMullan noted they could work out the exact details of students enrolling on the program and how it would work with the after school DREAMS program that was upcoming.

The board approved allowing the program onto campus at all the schools. The program is 65 years old and in 150 countries. Garrett noted that the first rule of the club and idea behind the club was to “do what is right”.

The program would be no cost to the district.

In other business, the school board:

• approved the consent agenda.

• approved the financial reports including the claims docket and activity funds. They also approved the bank balances and financial reports.

• approved the Ad valorem tax request for 2013-14 agreement to collect with the city and county. The district will pay the standard 5 percent collection fee to the city and county.

• Discussed Citizens bank offer to issue school debit cards to anyone who wishes to enroll. The bank would pay the school 5 cents each time the card is used as a credit card. The school will receive funds at the end of the year.

• Heard from William McCully on progress of the school websites.

• Discussed the park request in District 4 with Gloria Turnipseed. The board noted that the requested property is already under lease until 2015 and that the lease was a legally binding contract that they could not revoke.

• approved the staff for the CAPPS program.

• Approved the MSBA workers trust compensation

• Approved the Special education independent contractors

• Approved the Drop prevention advisory committee:

• Discussed the online Professional development component for helping the teachers from training videos to curriculum videos.

• Approved seeking a school board attorney locally. McMullan noted that it would help with consistency at the meeting and may save the district some money.

• Held executive session on personnel and student transfers.

The next regular board meeting is October 8 at 5:30 p.m.