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LSB Meeting: “Day on the Hill” Plans

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Lakeland School Board.

During the Lakeland School Board (LSB) meeting tonight (Feb. 13), members approved the legislative agenda which will be presented in Nashville Feb. 21 during “Day on the Hill.”

Coordinated by LSB members Teresa Henry and Geoff Hicks, the agenda outlines topics to be presented to legislators.  Talking points include ACT/SAT/TNReady testing, physical education and school vouchers. Mrs. Henry reviewed the day’s schedule which allows LSB members individual time with multiple members of the Tennessee House and Senate. The visit to the State Capitol is an annual trip for the Lakeland Board.

Link to the agenda:

https://lakelandk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/2017-LSS-Legislative-Agenda-Update-2-8-17.pdf

During the 22-minute business meeting, Dr. Ted Horrell, superintendent, shared the Lakeland School System (LSS) expense summary noting figures for the LES (Lakeland Elementary School) cafeteria through January:

2014-15 school year                                        (-$16,723) – a deficiency

2015-16 school year                                           $10,083

2016-17 school year                                           $17,196

Logan Al-Chokhachi has been hired as the new technology person to be shared equally by the LSS and the City of Lakeland.  He is to start Feb. 27.

All items on the consent agenda were approved as was a $244,520 surety bond for Dr. Horrell and an update to a policy on extracurricular activities.

Mr. Hicks introduced two Christian Brothers University education majors who gave the invocation, Pledge and stayed for the meeting: Jeni Davidson and Madison Cranford.

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