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Middle School Vote on Hold

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:50 pm

The Grundy County School Board met Monday evening with the creation of a county-wide middle school at Coalmont Ele-mentary School on the agenda. Board member Janie Layne made the re-quest to place the designa-tion of CES as a middle school on the agenda at last week’s workshop. At Monday’s meeting, the board voted to table any discussion of the issue until they had more infor-mation.
Also on the agenda were dress codes for the upcoming school year and middle school basketball.
Interim Director of Schools Glenda Dykes proposed no changes for the student dress code, stating parents had already begun purchasing school clothes for the year and students, with no changes, will be able to wear clothes from the previous school year. Dykes did propose changes to the teacher dress code in hopes that more professional attire will boost teacher morale.
Last month, Grundy County High School bas-ketball coaches Amanda Ruehling and Kevin Butner approached the board about the creation of mid-dle school basketball teams. At that time, the matter was tabled for fur-ther discussion. At Mon-day’s meeting, the board voted to allow the athletic committee to investigate the feasibility of middle school basketball teams.