School board approves operating budget for Metro Schools

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The only thing missing is Tokar's contract, which the board will vote on at the next meeting. She said she felt she went through the gauntlet on Saturday, but it has been a learning experience to reflect on her professional background and accomplishment.

Public high schools can not get the amounts of money from sponsorships that universities do, though, he said, because much of the university sponsorships are through alumni networks.

"In fact I wonder why large districts don't do what we do here and copy it because it works well", Uptmor noted.

The board also recognized several students from Winfree Bryant Middle School during its student spotlight portion for various accomplishments, including Kate Adams, who will present her project, Fashion Stashion, in Washington an upcoming national competition. To govern effectively, individual board members and the superintendent coalesce to ensure a high-quality education is provided to all students.

School board members were elected to make tough decisions as well as easy ones, and whether residents agree or disagree with what transpired on Monday, it's clear that all nine board members approached their duty regarding this project responsibly.

Lea Anne Frost, who will be paid $145,000 annually to oversee the district's special education programs starting July 1, comes to District 64 after serving as the executive director of Exceptional Children Have Opportunities, a cooperative that provides special education services to 17 school districts in suburbs south of Chicago, officials said.

"I will never ever try to hurt somebody", Uptmor said.

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Orr has been assistant superintendent since 2012.

That's because the school board will be voting on a new superintendent - and on the new superintendent's proposed contract. "So I'd hope the public would see that".

Additionally, Rogers said money is being dedicated to hardening the school's entrances.

"Just because we have a public meeting, I feel like we haven't necessarily engaged with the public", said trustee Ryan Land. Obeng said he was "shocked and surprised" by Porter's accusation and said he had no idea Porter would be making such a claim at the meeting.

"I've been thinking about that question myself", she said. Beginning with early voting on Thursday, voters will consider a $103 million bond package to build three 800-student elementary schools and a $20 million bond for a new health education center at Sandhills Community College.

LISD has advocated at the state level for a better funding system and against school vouchers and high-stakes testing.

"Beyond holding those qualities, I believe that Jon has a thirst for growth and will quickly adapt and become a key leader for Louis L'Amour", Lech said.