Lights coming to Poplar Springs ball field

Holmes County District School Board 10-15-2013

Holmes County District School board listens to the request to install lighting at Poplar Springs High School during their Oct. 15 meeting.

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 02:27 PM.

BONIFAY — The Holmes County District School Board approved $74,000 for the lighting of Poplar Springs High School’s ball field during the school board’s Oct. 15 meeting.

“There will be five concrete light poles installed with half of the work being done by ourselves,” said Superintendent Eddie Dixon. “They are the only athletic field left in Holmes County that doesn’t have lights.”

Board approved of K12 Florida Online Service Agreement and approved of Edgenuity Online Service Agreement with a vote of 4 to 1, with School Board member Debbie Kolmetz voting “no.”

“Our school board doesn't need to be involved in the Edgenuity online school when we already have K12 and Florida Virtural School in place that is doing a great job,” Kolmetz said.  

Kolmetz inquired about the online program and about the results.

“It’s video courses taken by students kindergarten through twelfth grade,” said Dixon. “Some take it during school, some after school and some home-schoolers come and take courses. It’s small now, but we’re hoping it will grow in the future.”

Kolmetz made a motion that audio recordings of the Holmes County District School Board meetings be made available to listen to online, which died due to lack of second.

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