School board recognizes several students Monday

Posted February 22, 2024 at 9:41 am

Clinton County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Monday, February 19, with all members present. The session was also the first official meeting with new schools superintendent Wayne Ackerman at the helm.
The meeting was brief, lasting approximately 20 minutes, with the first portion consisting or recognition of several students, with a standing room only attendance, for various high achievements they have accomplished.
(Student group photos, names and accomplishments recognized can be found elsewhere in this week’s NEWS.)
The meeting opened, following a roll call of members, by prayer led by Superintendent Ackerman, which is also part of the opening of meetings at both the Clinton County Fiscal Court and Albany City Council.
Following the adoption of the board agenda, and no public comments to be heard, a pair of monthly reports were given.
Finance Director Courtney Norris gave the monthly finance report, noting that most of the property tax collections have come in, and said the ending balance for the month was approximately $8.9 million.
Director of Pupil Personnel Dr. Julie York then gave the monthly attendance report for the sixth school month. The month ran from January 11 through February 12.
There was some positive news pertaining to overall ADA (Average Daily Attendance), as the percentage had increased slightly. Attendance through the same month a year ago was 89.43 percent, but stood at 90.54 percent though the same month this year.
The remaining action items of business to be considered were brief, and all listed and voted on passed by unanimous votes with no discussion.
On a motion by board member Ronald Albertson, the board approved the annual Child Nutrition Program Procurement Plan.
On motions by board member Gary Norris, they also approved the annual staffing allocation and Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Assurances for the next school year.
The final action item, on a motion by Albertson, was the approval of a shortened school day for students with disabilities and approving the monthly consent items of board minutes, subsequent disbursements, payment of bills, and an overnight trip.
The next regular meeting of the Clinton County Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, March 18, at 5 p.m. at the Clinton College & Career Center and is open to the public.