As a new school year approaches, the Edgecombe County Board of Education faces a heavier agenda than the past couple of months for its August meeting.
The board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Edgecombe County Public Schools central office boardrooms at 412 Pearl St. in Tarboro.
The board will vote on several action items:
Title I, Part A, No Child Left Behind Act (Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged Children) Grant. The allotment for the 2013-2014 school year is $2,096,755, which is $36,250 less than the 2012-2013 school year. The proposed request for approval is to designate 10 Title I eligible schools and the preschool program for the upcoming school year. North Edgecombe High School has been added to the list because of the increased number of low-income students, 207, and is the only high school in the county with a Title I designation. Other Title I schools in the district are Princeville, Coker-Wimberly, Phillips, W.A. Pattillo, Stocks, C.B. Martin, G.W. Carver, West Edgecombe and G.W. Bulluck. District Title I funds will be used to support “best practices, provide quality professional development, support pre-kindergarten, and continue to assist with the Common Core and Essential Standards curriculum,” according the grant application executive summary.
A proposal to increase the fee for service rates for Edgecombe County Public Schools Childcare, Preschool Fee for Service, and Kidstation Afterschool Program.
A proposal to increase the tuition rate for students living outside of Edgecombe County. to $1,036 for the 2013-2014 school year.
A proposal to change the name of a school facility from Family Resource Center to Edgecombe County Public Schools Professional Development Center. The center is at 403 Beasley St. in Princeville.
An agreement between the board of education and Pro Active Therapy to provide physical therapy to eligible students for 2013-2014.
The use of C.B. Martin Middle School by Thigpen-Staton-Glover-Jenkins-Pettaway Reunion past the limited six hours on facilities use policy.
The board will also hear two items for information at the meeting – the opening of school and two upcoming field trips. The school year begins Aug. 26.