HOLLOW ROCK-BRUCETON SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Board Recognizes FBLA, FCCLA State Winners
BY ERNIE SMOTHERS
BRUCETON (April 10) — During the regular monthly meeting of the Hollow Rock-Bruceton Special School District Board of Education, board members recognized the schools’ state first and second place FCCLA and FBLA teams.
Addressing board members, CHS FCCLA Coach Kristen Lindsey said, “I am proud to present to you our school’s FCCLA stateranked first and second place teams. Our Junior Team, comprised completely of freshmen, placed first in state while our Senior Team, composed of seniors and juniors, placed second in the state.”
She said, “The FCCLA state competition was based on parliamentary procedures, similar to those you utilize at school board meetings to address policies and set guidelines for action. The first place Junior Team will represent our school at the Nationals in Nashville in July, and I can’t express how proud I am of our students for how hard they worked and for representing Central High school in such an outstanding way. These are exceptional young people, and we have a lot to be proud of here at CHS.”
School Board Chairman Brad Hurley thanked Ms. Lindsey and the students for their academic efforts and for representing the school in a positive manner. The board will present $70 to each member of the National team. ”
Central High School Principal Joe Norval introduced state firstplace FBLA competition winner Callie Bratton and state thirdplace FBLA competition winner Garrett Graves.
He said, “I honestly can’t speak highly enough about these two individuals and the efforts they put forth to reach the top in state FBLA competition. We are proud of them for working hard and representing our school magnificently.”
At the recommendation of Hollow Rock-Bruceton Director of Schools David Duncan, the board approved a $900 bonus for all certified teachers and $300 for all non-certified teachers.
Prior to approval, Duncan said, “I would like for the board to approve these bonuses for our teaching staff. We have the money earmarked in the budget to do this, and I think it is a great way to show our appreciation to our teachers for their efforts on behalf of our students. The bonuses will be added to the teacher’s May payroll checks.”
At the recommendation of Duncan, the board tabled Policy 6.411 Student Wellness until the May meeting.
Duncan said, “All the county schools are meeting with Carroll County Coordinated Health tomorrow morning to establish a comprehensive wellness plan that will be used by each school.”
In final business, the board approved the minutes of the March 13 meeting and set the next meeting for May 8 at 6:00 p.m.