The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club has been busy in recent weeks, presenting the fruits of their fundraising efforts to organizations across the county.
The Cumberland County school system was among those awarded funds by the organization.
Viva Bosland, past president of the fund said, "We know these funds will be used well. We are so proud of everything you are doing here. Keep up the good work."
The club presented $500 to each school for library supplies and materials and $250 to each school for art programs. In addition, $1,000 was provided to the emergency clothing fund of the school system; $1,000 to Phoenix School for special needs at that school; and $1,000 to Stone Memorial High School for a speaker system.
In other business, at the June meeting, the BOE approved a number of line item amendments, all described as routine, end-of-the-year matters cleaning up the budget in preparation of closing the books on the 2013-'14 fiscal year.
Also approved was a $15,000 line item amendment in technology, reallocating funds not needed for maintenance and repair services to regular instruction equipment to allow for the purchase of laptop computers and equipment needed by attendance clerks.
In other action, the board approved the following:
•Honors, dual credit and enrollment and advanced placement course offerings for the 2014-'15 school year at Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School;
•Jeremy Jay Wood as a volunteer at Stone Elementary for the 2014-'15 school year;
•photography contract with Crowley Media Works at Crab Orchard Elementary;
•vending contract with Canteen Select at CCHS;
•photography contract with Lifetouch Photography at Homestead Elementary;
•yearbook contract with Taylor Publishing at Homestead Elementary;
•vending contract with Canteen Select at SMHS;
•appointment of Rebecca Wood and Jason Rockwell as system testing coordinators for the 2014-'15 school year;
•state application for coordinated school health grant;
•$18,616 grant to work with pre-school age children with disabilities;
•state application for voluntary pre-kindergarten program; and
•disposal of surplus textbooks and surplus property at Martin Elementary, North Cumberland Elementary, and central services.
The executive committee reported it had approved a grant contract with Tennessee Early Intervention Services and the special education department.
Dan Schlafer, 9th District representative, questioned the parliamentary procedures used in the board's vote the month before on textbook adoption, saying there should have been a motion to rescind earlier votes in which textbook adoption failed, or moving to reconsider previous action, prior to the third, and successful, textbook vote.
David Bowman, 7th District representative, said he had been on the prevailing side of one of the failed voted and asked that it be brought back to the board, though he had not made that request in a board meeting.
It was noted the board will consider math textbook adoption next year, and the state is currently reviewing materials. Citizens wishing to review those materials may do so at Tennessee Technological University, Bartoo Hall, Room 204, in Cookeville. Public comments received by July 15 will be shared with publishers and considered in the review process. Visit the department's website, www.tn.gov/education, and look under public notices for more information.