In July 24-30 issue By Greg Wells Times Journal Managing Editor
JAMESTOWN - It was a brief session for the Russell County School Board as they approved bills and minutes as well as other house-keeping items before considering the purchase of property in a secret session.
Though there was no action on the property purchase, some rumors were addressed by a few of the board members during an interview before the meeting.
Steve Kerr and Wayne Gosser said they have been fielding calls from people asking when school would start.
“Nothing has changed,” said Superintendent Scott Pierce. “Teachers come back August 5 and students on August 6.”
Kerr noted that the source of the confusion could be the work on the new access road at the campus which houses the high, middle and technical schools.
“There are two other roads in,” he said. “One to the north and one to the south.”
Gosser indicated those roads would suffice until the new entrance was completed.
As to any other changes to the school calendar, Pierce said he’s received no answer from the state board of education on their planned schedule.
Without any input from officials in Frankfort he said schools will operate on the schedule passed by the board.
To meet state requirements, the board adjusted the instructional hours for this school year to meet the number required annually by the state, without adding days to the calendar.
Pierce explained at last month’s meeting that this was a solution that had been employed by other school districts, and continues to provide Russell County students more learning time that some other area districts.
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