Apr 10 12 - 06:42 PM
Apr 10 12 - 06:43 PM
Superintendent Robin Hines and representatives from Robins Air Force Base proclaimed April to be recognized as Month of the Military Child.
A fitting name considering 28% of the students in Houston County are from a military background.
In other business, the board voted on a sex education program aimed at teaching elementary school children about predators. The program will replace the previous curriculum and focus more on preventative measures. It will be taught to elementary school children and included videos and worksheets describing how to spot a predator.
Another topic of discussion at the school board meeting was school lunches. More specifically their rise in price. The proposal voted on and approved raised the price of school lunches by 25 cents. The last time this was done was during the 2008-2009 school year. The prices at elementary schools will now be $2.25, and $2.50 at area high schools. A federal law called the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 2010 requires all schools nationwide to gradually raise prices until they meet $2.51.
According to Shana Wood with Houston School Nutrition this shouldn't have an impact on the board's finances. When asked if this will affect the boards budget, Wood replied "No."
Here comments from the board meeting by clicking the video.