After a successful “open house” and “back to school night,” all three Knox school principals reported last night, at a school board meeting, that the events “went well” and they saw many smiling faces. Superintendent A. J. Gappa reported an “air of optimism” in the halls about the new balanced calendar, as did board members.
While an official count of students will be made later, Gappa said a look at early registration indicates an increased enrollment and that additional computers may have to be ordered for high school students.
The Board reviewed the 2016 “transportation budget.” It is projected to be less than last year
Shelly Kemble, para professional for Mrs. Fletcher’s classes, reported that Starke United has donated $1,000 for Mrs. Fletcher’s playground swing project. A 4-bay unit has been received which includes a wheel chair swing.
The school board acted on staff resignations, new hires, a re-hire and a transfer of staff. A fundraiser for the KMS Cheer Squad was also approved.
The annual review of the staff evaluation plan was completed.