By GENE ESPY
Trion Elementary School has been notified that it is a Distinguished Title I School Award winner for the 11th straight year.
“This is the 11th straight year that the elementary school has received the recognition of being a Distinguished or a Rewards School,” Kelly Wilson, Trion School System Federal Programs Director told the board.
“They changed it up when they re-calculated the CCRPI but that means that we are among the highest performing school that represent five percent of all Title I schools.” Wilson continued. “If you take all of the other five Title I schools and you take our CRPI score, we fall in the top five percent of the state. We are Distinguished again. I just went back and checked. It has been 11 straight years that we have achieved that.”
“I will go on record to say that Trion City Schools is the only school system in the State of Georgia that has received it 11 years in a row,” Trion School Superintendent Dr. Phil Williams said.
Supt. Williams added that a school system would be extremely proud to get it for one year, much less 11 years in a row.
“We really need to give those teachers a standing ovation for that kind of accomplishment,” Supt. Williams added.
* The board approved the financial statements for August. The documents showed with 16.66 percent of the fiscal year completed, the system had received 15.77 percent of the budgeted revenues and made 17.52 percent of the budgeted expenditures. The fund balance was $2,179,035.28. $1-million of that total is assigned for capital projects.
* Approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) financial report.
* Approved the General Fund Obligation Bond series.
In other business, the board:
* Approved the 2020 board of education meeting dates;
* Approved the Special Education program budget;
* Approved the federal programs budget;
* Approved the school quarterly reports;
* Approved the system financial reports;
* Heard a report on the Bulldog Athletic Club financial report;
* Heard a report on the Band Boosters financial report;
* Heard the system enrollment report;
* Heard a review of the CCRPI scores.
In personnel action, the board:
* Approved the resignation of Tina Woods as a food service employee;
* Approved the employment of Heather Stewart as Student Support Services Parent Mentor;
* Approve the employment of Brianna Stewart as Early Learning Center Teacher;
* Approved the employment of Deborah Weaver as a substitute teacher;
* Approved the employment of Diane Myrick as a substitute food service employee.