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Watkins Glen school board 6/20/11

    Meeting:  The Watkins Glen school board met for 25 minutes, Monday, June 20.
    Attendance:  Kevin Field and Robert Dill were the only board members absent.  There were no members of the public in the audience.
    Action:  The board approved the agreement with the Watkins Glen Police Department for a second year of a school resource officer.  Superintendent Tom Phillips explained officer Mike Powers will continue to serve the Watkins school district for the 2011-12 school year.  He added that the school pays the village for the part-time officer replacing Powers, while getting the SRO full-time.
    • An agreement was approved with Schuyler County Community Services Board and the county for a mental health coordinator.
    • The school board also approved an agreement with the Schuyler County Mental Health Clinic to provide transportation for patients.
    • The board acknowledged the review of policies, including attendance, purchasing, and investments.  Phillips said the board members had them to look over.
    • A donation of $1,547.95 was accepted from the Parent Teacher Organization to purchase a camcorder for the middle school.
    Discussion without action:  High school Principal Dave Warren said the district heard back about global studies and integrated algebra Regents exam results.  He said both look very good.  Phillips added the global studies Regents is an exam most school districts traditionally struggle with on results.
    Appointments/resignations:  Alice Conklin and Becky Sue Bianco were approved as team leaders for fifth and sixth grades respectively.
    • Jackie Bubb was appointed modified A cheerleading coach.  Alyssa Hoobler was accepted as the varsity girls soccer coach.
    Upcoming meetings:  The next school board meeting is Wednesday, July 6, at 5:45 p.m.




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