School Board Opposes Central Financial System
KEITH READY, Courier Contributor
The Cannon County Board Of Education met for their regular monthly meeting. All members of the board were present except for Shannon Davenport.
The Board approved the consent agenda which consisted of the approval of the Ricoh Aficio Copy machine lease for the East Side School, the textbook recommendations by the textbook adoptions committee were approved. The staff development committee was approved as was the approval of the 2012 Jr. Lions football schedule.
Chairman Randy Gannon said that he would rather see the $2,000 go toward the awnings and made the motion to do so. Chris Blackburn seconded the motion and the motion passed.
The Board gave the approval for King to seek a grant in the amount of $5,000 from General Mills to be used for paving the track at the School.
The Board approved the removal of the glass basketball backboards at the Veterans Memorial Gym. The boards will replace the side basketball goals wooden backboards at the high school. Those wooden backboards will then be placed on the basketball goals at the Veterans Gym. This project will be done at no costs to the system.
In order to qualify for the program it has to be a fairly large school that has enough energy consumption to curtail without having adverse effects. Cannon County High School and Woodbury Grammar School were the two that qualified. The program is an emergency type program that works off of peak hours The normal peaks are from 2-6 in the afternoon some peaks will start earlier however. Once these peak hours are established under the emergency program the two schools will cut back on energy which means areas of the particular schools will turn up the air conditioner to conserve energy. The system is optional and schools can opt to participate at the they are called upon.
The schools will be able to monitor their participation as well as have the ability to see where in the schools the most energy is being used. The agreement is on a three year basis and was approved by the board. Board member Mike Mayfield voted not to approve the motion.
Cannon County Schools received an energy grant allocation of $48,000 from the State Education Department about a year ago. May 1st is the deadline for school systems to claim their money. The project that the money will go toward is the HVAC system at Woodbury Grammar.