Tutorial program begins Monday at Upper Elementary School


Following the success of its tutorial program over the summer, the Kemper County School Board approved an after school tutorial program to begin at Kemper County Upper Elemen- tary School beginning Monday.

After hearing reports from Superintendent Hi- lute Hudson and KCUE Principal Delisa Cole, the board unanimously ap- proved the program dur- ing its monthly school board meeting last Thursday.

“I really feel great about it,” Cole said on Tuesday afternoon. “We hope to have a great turnout and look for pos- itive results.”

Cole said that she ex- pected from 35 to 40 students would take part in the event. She said grades four through six will be focusing on read- ing and math, while

some fifth graders will receive help in the sci- ences as well.

What truly has Cole ex- cited is that it was her teachers who pushed for the program. “It actually started with them,” she said. “They are eager to help the students any way that they can.”

She told the school board that the program is not required, but stu- dents who can benefit from the extra class time are being targeted for the help. “We are reach- ing out to the parents ourselves,” Cole said. “We are making them aware so they can make the decision for them- selves.”

In other action the Kemper County School Board:

— Adopted the Agenda. (5-0)

— Approved Sept. 8, 2021 Board Meeting minutes. (5-0)

— Accepted letter of retirement from custo- dian Robert Johnson. (5- 0)

— Accepted letters of resignation from Wanda Rush, teacher’s assistant; Bobby Boler, school re- source officer; and Alexandria Haggard, high school English teacher. (5-0)

— Approved family medical leave. (5-0)

— Approved revised substitute teacher list. (5-0)

— Approved Kemper County District test secu- rity plan (2021-2022). (5- 0)

— Approved adding fixed assets items back to KCUE inventory. (5-0)

— Approval for KCSD to conduct fundraisers for Kemper County Relay For Life. (5-0)

— Accepted donation from EMEPA. (5-0)

— Approved KCLE ac- cepting furniture dona- tion from a school ministry project. (5-0)

— Approval for United Blood Service to conduct a blood drive at KCHS. (5-0).

— Approved school bus turnarounds. (5-0)

— Approved 2021- 20222 school bus turn- around list. (5-0)

— Approved KCHS 2021-2022 basketball schedule. (5-0)

— Approved KCHS 2021-2022 soccer sched- ule. (5-0)

— Approval for VFW Post 12124 to distribute scholarship information to students in the KCSD.

— Tabled school board member evaluation. (5- 0).

— Accepted forestry bids. (5-0)

— Hired Charleston Coleman, School re- source officer. (5-0)

— Hired Stacey Peeler, food services director. (5- 0)

— Hired Marshetta Lit- tle, administrative assis- tant. (5-0)

— Hired Lontae Jones, teacher assistant for grades K-2. (5-0)

— Hired Stephanie Jackson, custodian KCLE. (5-0)

— Approved an in- crease in substitute cafe- teria workers pay. (5-0)

— Approved revisals to three policies. (5-0)

— Approved accepting donations for the Lady Wildcats 4x200 state championship rings. (5-0)

— Approved the pur- chase of a fence for the softball field. (5-0)

— Approved the pur- chase of a 40x60x12 pole barn. (5-0)

— Approved advertis-

ing agreement between KCSD and the Kemper County Messenger. (5-0)

— Approval of claims docket. (5-0)

— Approval of FY21 amended budget. (5-0)

— Approval to pay in- voice to attorney Bennie L. Jones, Jr. (5-0)

— Voted to go into ex- ecutive session. (5-0)

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