School District prepares for new school year

HCDS meeting 8-6

Larry Zorn with the Facilities of Holmes County School District recommended that the Board approve of extending the Garbage Disposal bid with Waste Management for another year during the Board’s Aug. 6 meeting.

Cecilia Spears
Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 12:29 PM.

BONIFAY — Holmes County District School Board reviewed and approved of administrative programs for the 2013-2014 school year during the Board’s Aug. 6 meeting.

At the top of their agenda the Board approved of their contract with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office to provide local law enforcement for school board meetings and school related functions.

“It’s very economical,” said Chair Rusty Williams. “We get more than what we pay for.”

Board approved of the Code of Student Conduct.

“The only thing that has changed is that we’ve done away with requiring students to make up days that are missed and we’ve added verbiage against bullying,” said District Administrator Jean West. “Though the change in requiring students to make up missed days is more like reverting back to the old code, before they were required to make up days on Saturday mornings beginning at 6 a.m.”

Board approved of a Personnel Handbook.

“This is the first time we’ve had a District Handbook,” said Superintendent Eddie Dixon. “It’s a personnel handbook that goes to every employee within the district, which included custodians, bus drivers, etc. It is a collaboration of board policies and state statutes that not only gives our personnel answers to their questions but the reasons behind them.”

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