School board adds June 15, March 30 and May 30 as snow makeup days
FEBRUARY 11, 2011 – The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education voted unanimously to add June 15, March 30 and May 30 – in that order – as possible makeup days.
Should school be canceled because of bad weather, the makeup days now are (in order) March 28, March 29, June 15, March 30 and May 30 (Memorial Day). March 28 and 29 were designated makeup days when the board first approved the calendar in 2010.
Students have missed five days of school because of bad weather so far this year. Those days will be made up Feb. 21, April 25, June 10, June 13 and June 14.
The board also voted unanimously to make Matt Dixson the next principal of Southwest Elementary. Dixson, an assistant principal at Moore Magnet Elementary School, will replace Mike Hayes at the end of the school year. Hayes is leaving to be the first principal of Morgan Elementary School, which is scheduled to open in August.
In other actions, the board:
recognized Commissioner Dennis Thomas of the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference. The MEAC is sponsoring the Read with MEac contest in conjunction with its basketball tournaments that will be held in Winston-Salem March 7-12.
recognized six elementary schools for awards given by N.C. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Gibson, Konnoak, Middle Fork and Moore were named Green Schools; Bolton was named a Model School; and Brunson was named an Exemplary School. recognized Suzanne D. Miller of Mount Tabor High School, who was named a N.C. Teacher of Excellence by the N.C. Department of Exceptional Children.
recognized eight ROTC units for being named Honor Units of Distinction at the 4th ROTC Brigade 2010 Formal Inspection: Atkins, Carver, East Forsyth, Glenn, Parkland, Mount Tabor, Reynolds and West Forsyth high schools.
voted unanimously to proclaim February as Career and Technical Education Month.
voted unanimously to give final approval to revisions of Policy 5123: Promotion and Retention; AR 5123; AR5124; and AR 5127. These revisions eliminate the gateway requirements in grades 3, 5 and 8 from local policies to reflect the state’s elimination of the same gateway requirements. All administrative regulations that reference gateways are also updated.
voted unanimously to approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Forsyth County, Bethania, Clemmons, Kernersville, High Point, King, Lewisville, Rural Hall, Tobaccoville, Walkertown and Winston-Salem. The agreement gives guidelines for how future school sites should be chosen.
voted unanimously to award a contract to Strategic Print Solutions Bids for managed print services.
voted unanimously to approve plans and authorize bids for the cafeteria renovation project at John F. Kennedy High School.
voted unanimously to approve plans and authorize bids for the north parking lot project at the Career Center.
Voted unanimously to appoint John Davenport Engineering, Inc., as transportation engineer for the Motsinger Drive improvement project at the new Zone 1 elementary school.
reviewed the district’s 10-year facility plan.
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