Latta School Board Gets Updates

Taken from the unofficial, unapproved minutes of the Latta School Board
The Latta School Board of Trustees met for the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 12 in the District Administration Conference Room.
LaFon LeGette updated the Board on the new Latta Early Childhood Center site issues.  Included were the status of the Grand Strand Water and Sever Easement finalization, the Pee Dee Land Trust, the Cemetery Committee and the major financial donation toward the renovations for the auditorium.
Upon Dr. Kirby’s recommendation, a motion was made by Eddie Watson and seconded by Kenneth Kitts to deposit into the Latta Education Foundation unrestricted funds account the check received by the Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority in the amount of $8,750.  Vote was unanimous.
A motion to allow LaFon LeGette to represent the district in a land swamp with up to fourteen acres of wetland school property and property adjacent to the Magnolia Cemetery was made by Eddie Watson and seconded by Edward Bethea.  Vote was unanimous.
Betty Jo Johnson and Dr. Kirby shared with the Board the results of their visit to several auditorium sites.  Plans are being made for additional Board members and staff to visit these sites on October 21, 2010.
Upon Dr. Kirby’s recommendation, a motion was made by Kenneth Kitts and seconded by Kyle Berry to make the initial payment on the bond loan for renovations to Latta High School from reserve funds.  Vote was unanimous.
Dr. Kirby gave an update on the Superintendent’s Goals for school years 2010-2012.
George Liebenrood presented a proposal to convert the baseball field from an all dirt infield to a grass infield at Latta High School.  A motion was made by Edward Bethea and seconded by Kyle Berry to proceed with this project.  Vote was unanimous.
A motion to make an offer of up to $40,000 for property adjacent to school facilities was made by Eddie Watson and seconded by Kenneth Kitts.  Vote was unanimous.
Donna Taylor presented a status report on the General Fund budget.
Esther Rogers presented an outline of the minimum requirements for class webpages in eChalk.  A motion was made by Edward Bethea and seconded by Eddie Watson to approve as first reading these requirements for inclusion in school policy.  Vote was unanimous.
Larry Legette gave an update on the district facilites.
Highlights of the Coordinator of Food Service Theresa Rogers’ report are as follows:
– The State Department conducted a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points for the Latta Elementary Cafeteria in September.  The results of the review were excellent and praised the manager, staff and district of meeting regulations and guidelines.
– Each cafeteria received 100% on Health Inspections.
– Latta Early Childhood and Latta Elementary Schools received the Healthier US School- Bronze Award.  Five hundred dollars per school.  Monies will be used to purchase a milk cooler for the Elementary cafeteria. Free and reduced percentage for the district (September 2010)
-Transportation Supervisor Anthony Whittington outlined the transportation services for the district listing the number of drivers, routes, students and daily mileage.