Kristen and Clay Price of College Park Baptist Church present Board Chair Nikki Cummings with a check for $264.64 for the Backpack Food Program during Tuesday's school board meeting. Kristen Price said the money was raised during College Park’s vacation bible school.
Also at the meeting:
- Ted Haengel, assistant principal at Melrose Elementary School, gave a presentation on a six-week book study he and some of the faculty members undertook for the book, “The Highly Engaged Classroom," by Dr. R. J. Marzano. The presentation was the result of Haengel’s attending the Principal Leadership Academy, provided by The Northeast Florida Educational Consortium.
- Christopher Glymph updated the board on the efforts to establish a Boys and Girls Club in Palatka, most likely at Moseley Elementary School. He said the club hopes to serve between 50 and 100 children during its first year of operation, with the goal of eventually serving all students in Putnam County. He said funding is currently being sought, with plans to start the program in October.
- Board members accepted Board Attorney Jim Padgett’s resignation. Padgett plans to retire in September. Board members scheduled a workshop for Aug. 5 to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having a full-time, in-house lawyer versus a part-time one and to review their options and guidelines for hiring a new attorney.
- Susan Thompson, the new auditor for the school district, was presented to board members. They scheduled an Aug. 19 workshop to discuss her duties and a proposed audit review schedule she will present to them.