Board to hear report on innovation fund

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 03:05 AM

The Rutherford County Board of Education will hear a report on the Education and Workforce Innovation Fund grant the school system recently received during its regular meeting tonight.

Dr. David Sutton, assistant superintendent, will provide the board information about the grant, which gives the system $800,000 to be used over five years. The school system plans to use the funds to take early college design principals from Rutherford Early College High School (REaCH) and look for ways to implement those in its traditional high schools.

Sutton will also go over draft revisions to several system policies including a homeless students policy and a school assignment policy.

Superintendent Janet Mason will also ask the board to sign a Comprehensive Applied Sciences Initiative Resolution.

Items of consent will include the human resources report, Head Start reports, inter-county student transfers and a 2013-14 budget amendment.

Recognitions will include the 2014 selectees for Governor's School of North Carolina: Adam Burnette, R-S Central High School; Daniel Hooper, Rutherford Early College High School; Peyton Jarrett, East Rutherford High School and Sarah Jones from Rutherford Early College High School.

The R-S Central High School JROTC National Rifle Champions will also be recognized. Members of the team are Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Amy Willams, Cadet Gunnery Sergeant Donnivan Weeks, Cadet Staff Sergeant Michael Murphy, Cadet Staff Sergeant Sarah Huffman, Cadet Staff Sergeant Spencer White, Cadet Staff Sergeant Mark Davis, Cadet Sergeant Alexandria Shepherd and Cadet Private First Class Baylee Boone.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Cool Springs Administrative Offices.