In a report that will be presented to the Muscogee County School Board Monday night, the Alternative Education Community Advisory Committee states it “does not support the proposed course of action that consolidates alternative education in designated facilities and employs Camelot Education or any single third party service provider in that course of action.”
The work session/board meeting begins at 5 p.m in the Muscogee County Public Education Center.
The committee recommends the school administration and school board “act with resolve to develop and implement policies, procedures and protocol that establish best practices supported by research and invest funding for the personnel and resources needed to achieve a sustainable infrastructure for alternative education across the school district.”
The report may be seen here.
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In other business:
▪ Superintendent David Lewis will ask the board to approve a resolution authorizing a short-term loan called a tax anticipation note that would fill an expected gap in delayed local revenue.
The cause given for the delay in revenue is the many appeals from property owners displeased with the latest assessments on their homes.
Lewis is asking for a note of up to $50 million and have it go to the financial institution submitting the lowest qualified interest rate.
Local property tax revenue accounts for 41 percent of the school district’s general fund revenues.
▪ According to the administration, the installation of center hand rails are needed to provide safe access to the Monumental Stairs in the Galleria of the Columbus Museum. The board will discuss the rails. Counting contingency, the cost is $25,000.
▪ The board will hear about the proposed construction of a covered walkway near the student parking lot at Columbus High School. No cost was given.
▪ The board will look at a memorandum of understanding between the school district and MercyMed of Columbus for the purpose of providing and coordinating healthcare services to students and staff at Fox Elementary School through a school-based health center and health education activities.
▪ The board will recognize Sharon Griffin as the 2016-2017 substitute teacher of the year.
▪ Speaking on the public agenda will be Tamilla Fletcher, Paul Olson and Equisha Frazier. Topics were not given.
▪ The board will receive a construction status report and also reports from the Columbus Museum and Chattahoochee Regional Libraries.
▪ The board will meet in executive session to address student discipline appeals.
▪ Students from Britt David Magnet Academy will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.