Metro School Board meets March 14

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Metro School Board will meet on Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at the Moore County Department of Education Building located behind Lynchburg Elementary School. To view the full agenda, click here.

In new business, the Board will consider policy review for Moore County Board of Education policies 6.100 through 6.319. Those policies address items such as student attendance, home school rules, student alcohol and drug testing, zero tolerance offenses, and dress code. To see a full list of policies to be address on March 14, click here.

In other new business, the Board will discuss non-resident tuition for the the 2022-23 school year. All non-resident students must be approved by Director Chad Moorehead and preference is giving to children of Moore County employees and those non-resident students enrolled in the previous year. To view the full policy, click here.

The Board will also discuss the Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority Policy. Currently that five-member group is made up of the Supervisor of Support Services, Supervisor of Teaching and Learning, Supervisor of Special Programs, Supervisor of Federal Programs, and School Psychologist. To view that complete policy, click here.

The Board will also address a request from the American Red Cross to use of both Moore County High School and Lynchburg Elementary School as emergency shelters in cases on a local disaster. The local school systems traditionally allows the use at no cost the the American Red Cross but Moore County Schools is reimbursed for any out of pocket expenses that may occur. To view that full agreement, click here.

Director Moorehead will also inform the Board that Moore County Schools are now a part of the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance, an organization that helps school systems secure the lowest cost on everything from cleaning supplies to technology services. To learn more about them, click here.

Director Moorehead will also give an update on the following: COVID relief funds, LES carpet replacement, LES playground upgrades, a summer learning camp, mowing patterns, and the Director of Schools performance review.

All Metro School Board meetings are open to the general public. Any parent or community member wishing to appear before the board, must submit a request in writing 10 days before the meeting. To view that policy, click here. •

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