School Board Recognizes WorkKeys Students
At the regular meeting of the Kemper County School District Board, held this past Thursday evening, the following students were honored for scoring the Platinum Level on the ACT WorkKeys testing. They are: Adrianna McGraw, Aareia Jenkins, Javon Gibbs, Angelique Dailey, Alfred Love, and Lashanti Harrington. In today's environment the ACT WorkKeys program is extremely important in preparing youth to step into the job market. Students can score in four different levels of proficiency: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum which is the highest.
Elizabeth Clark of Butler Snow, LLP, met with the Board to discuss the bond issue regarding the new elementary school, and the next steps forward and presented the following forms for approval:
— Form of Indenture
— District Bond Purchase Agreement
— Bank Bond Purchase Agreement
— Taxable Preliminary Official Statement
— Tax-Exempt Preliminary Official Statement
— Taxable or Tax Exempt General Obligation Bond- Sales Parameter Bond
The Board also approved the employment of the following individuals:
— KCMS 8th Grade ELA Teacher- Ashley Lilly
— KCHS ELA Teacher- Marie-Suzanne Gheyri
— KCHS- Science Inclusion Teacher- Reico McCann
— KCHS Math Teacher- Michael Whitlock II
— KCHS ELA Teacher- Gail Whitlock
In other action, the Board:
— Tabled school board member evaluations of January 2021, and January 2022; the
school board attorney evaluation, and the superintendent's evaluation until a later date.
— Voted for approval of Claims Docket 154979-155159.
— Voted for approval to Pay Shortfall Note.
— Voted for approval of Monthly Financial Board Reports.