MOUNT VERNON — Treasurer Tracy Elliott said Thursday’s board of education meeting at the Knox County Career Center was “pretty routine.”
Elaine Robinson, Skills USA advisor, discussed the competition held at the center on March 5, and the board heard reports on the Yauger Road facility, enrollment numbers, parent-teacher conferences and roofing issues.
Following discussion about transportation needs, the board voted to approve a transportation plan which would, over a five-year period, replace old vans and buses with two new buses and three nine-passenger vans.
The board also updated the policy on graduation requirements. It moved to allow students with two years in the Junior ROTC program to have the physical education requirement waived. Recent changes in state law permitted this action.
Regarding personnel, the board advanced social studies teacher Steve Klein on the salary schedule due to the completion of requirements, and approved personnel for the 2011-12 school year, including adult education program instructors.
The board also approved routine fiscal actions, and raised the tuition for adult HVAC, manufacturing technology and welding for he 2011-12 school year due to increased costs. It approved several field trip requests and moved its next meeting to April 28.
No further action was taken.