School board plans town hall meeting

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 02:35 PM.

Later, two students – Maddie Newell and Hunter Shiver – both addressed the board regarding Sweatt, and said she has been a positive and productive presence in their lives.

“She’s helped me in so many ways,” said Newell. “She’s been more than a friend; she’s like family to me.”

Shiver, who like Newell played softball for Sweatt, said “I feel like she’s a positive role model for anyone who needs someone.”

In other business, Pam Shiver asked the board to consider revising the policy of wearing of tights “or whatever you call them, undergarments and gym wear” to school.

“This is something we need to address,” she said. “They should be considered undergarments.”

Venable told the board in her report that the school is running a cushion of 3.02 percent of its budget, or about $525,268, She said this fund balance included $326,992 in unrestricted funds, and $198,277 in restricted funds.



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