Listed on the agenda as a “modification of land,” the board reconvened from executive session and approved two tracts of land for the new Gordon County College and Career Academy.
The first tract of land at five acres will be purchased by the school system at $15,000 an acre for a total of $78,315.
The second tract of land was donated, at no cost to the school system by the Technical College Foundation for the career academy.
Also at the meeting, Superintendent Dr. Susan Remillard recognized the board members in celebration of March being board appreciation day. The board was presented with certificates and a dinner in appreciation for their work.
“Thank you so much for your diligence and willingness to serve our schools and do what is best for our children,” said Remillard to the board. “Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you for the rest of this year.”
FFA Alumni and parent, Judith Arnold was present at the meeting Monday, and spoke on behalf of the advisors and students of Gordon County FFA, in an address to the board.
Due to a recent denial of funds for the FFA group to travel to competition, Arnold requested the board consider allocating more funds to FFA to enable students to attend state and national awards ceremonies to be recognized for their achievements.
“Some of those students are here tonight and I ask you, could you look at those students and choose which one of them will not be able to go and compete? They can’t go and receive their recognition and awards that they rightfully deserve and that Gordon County rightfully deserves,” said Arnold. “As a mother I sincerely hope that it will not be my child that was chosen who couldn’t go and compete and as an advocate I wouldn’t want it to be any of these other students that are here tonight that would be told they couldn’t go.”
Board chair William Tyner informed Arnold her words would be taken into consideration and she would be contacted by the superintendent’s office at a later date.
In other business at the meeting:
In other business, the board:
announced spring break April 1 – 5.