BONIFAY — Holmes County District School Board approved of allowing the Holmes County Peewee football team to build a new brick storage building at Memorial Field during their regular meeting on Dec. 17.
Representing the peewee team, Noah Bowen informed the Board that he had spoke with the City of Bonifay during the Bonifay City Council’s Nov. 25 meeting and they had recommended they come before the Holmes County District School Board.
Bowen said there was already a 10 by 20 foot shed existing where they want to build an 18 by 25 foot brick structure and that they would be using their own funding to build it.
Bowen assured them that being on the city’s property it would belong to the City of Bonifay.
“I felt that it would be appropriate for them to get permission from both the City of Bonifay and the Holmes County District School Board before continuing,” said School Board Attorney Lucas Taylor.
Board approved of Data Classification and Access Control Procedure presented by District Technology Director Michael Pinnella.
“The state auditor presented us with several line items involving security,” said Pinnella. “We answered most of his questions and most of it was just a formality. For example our information response plan if there was a data breech where critical information is spilled out such as social security numbers.”
Board also approved of Out of County/State Students, Overnight/Out of State Trips, Personnel Recommendations, 2013-2014 District Improvement and Assistance Plan, 2013-2014 Through 2015-2016 ESE Policies and Procedures and Title VI Part B Subpart 2: Rural and Low-Income Schools Grant Application.
“I just want to say that Junior Beta did an amazing job in Orlando this year,” said Superintendent Eddie Dixon. “I also went to two plays, at Poplar Springs and Bethlehem, and they were both excellent.”
School board member Shirley Owens also commended the Beta Clubs.
“Beta is my heart and I would just like to say how proud I am of our Beta Clubs especially their hard work in Orlando,” said Owens. “Several of our schools won first place and it does my heart good to see them put so much into what they do. I am so very proud of our students.”
Chair Rusty Williams echoed Owens’ complements towards the students of Holmes County schools.
“We’re very proud of our students and all they achieve,” said Williams. “We had the First Lady Ann Scott at our school, Bonifay Elementary School, and she read to our children. We were very pleased to have her in Holmes County.”
Board approved of canceling the first meeting in January, which leaves the next scheduled meeting set for 6 p.m. on Jan. 21.