In March 24 IssueBy John ThompsonTimes Journal Reporter
The Russell County School Board met on Monday the board approved a measure allowing for the annexation of the Russell Springs Elementary School into the city of Russell Springs.
After returning from an executive session to discuss property in which no action was taken, board member Steve Kerr made a motion to allow the city of Russell Springs to annex the Russell Springs Elementary School into the city limits, to include sole ownership of the pump station at the school.
Also, the Russell Springs Police Department would provide traffic control for Russell Springs Elementary each morning and afternoon as part of the proposal.
Jennie Hart of Hart's Embroidery asked for written approval to prepare patterns to embroider the new school system logo adopted during last month's board meeting for customers. Superintendent Kenny Pickett said he would prepare a letter for that purpose.
Treasurer's monthly report: Balance on hand at the beginning of the month $4,060,315.96; Total of all receipts for the month $1,502,965.16; Total of all receipts and beginning balance $5,563,281.12; disbursements $2,364,762.46; balance at the close of the month (cash in bank) $3,198,518.66. Fund Balances: General Fund $3,130,750.68; Special Projects -$197,739.27; Capital Outlay -$7,984.81; FSPK/Building $74,712.98; Construction $0.00; Food Service $178,492.57; FRC Child Care $20,286.51; Total Cash in Bank of All Funds $3,198,518.66.
After calling the meeting to order and establish roll call, the minutes for the month of February and the March 9 special call meeting minutes were approved. The board also approved monthly school activity fund reports.
The following overnight and out-of-state trips were approved by the board: Salem Elementary and Russell County Middle School Y-Club to travel to KUNA in Louisville; Lake Cumberland ATC to attend Skills USA Conference in Louisville.
The board approved the following in-state field trips: RCHS English and Art to visit Western Hills High School, Frankfort; UCES 3rd through 6th to visit RCAN; UCES 3rd through 6th to visit Lexington; RCHS ECE to visit Center for Rural Development in Somerset; Lake Cumberland ATC welding to visit Stupp Bridge, Bowling Green; RCHS to visit Monroe County High School.
The following personnel changes were announced: Christopher Fabrizo and Larry West added as substitute teachers, Linda Withers as Emergency Certified Substitute Teacher, and Georgia Edmonds as Substitute Cook and Substitute Bus Aide.
A presentation by the staff of Russell Springs Elementary School was canceled due to inability to attend by key personnel.