The motion carried to approve the recommendation to adopt the textbooks.
Director of City Schools Dr. Rick Denning presented the Race to the Top (RTTT) information. Tennessee and Delaware were the first round winners. Fifty percent of the amount awarded to Tennessee will flow directly to school systems. However, expenditures must adhere to specific guidelines. The amount each school system receives will be determined by the formula for distributions of Title1 funds. Cleveland City Schools are set to receive approximately $1,351,031 from (RTTT) funding.
Energy Education Specialist for the district Paul Ramsey, informed the board that Cleveland City Schools have saved more than $253,000 in the first 8 months of its energy conservation and management program. In addition, the energy conservation program has also impacted our community with savings of 1,462,000 kWh (Kilowatt-hour) in electricity, 13,000 CCF of natural gas and water through changes in organizational and human behavior.
To verify the program's effectiveness and measure its success, Ramsey tracks energy consumption, including water, electricity, sewer and natural gas using third party energy accounting software. All costs of the Energy Education Program come from the district's existing utility budget, with savings guaranteed to more than pay for the program. Additional savings can be redirected to other parts of the district's budget.
Stuart School will be purchasing a new sound board due to the defectiveness and partial operation of the old one. The Stuart PTO has raised $9,826.54 for the purchase. The purchase will be made through Gravel Road entertainment.
The Cleveland High School class of 2010 end of year schedule is now available: May 14th at 7:45a.m. will be the Honors Assembly; May 15th at 5:30p.m. will be the Honors Banquet; May 16th at 3:00p.m. will be the Baccalaureate; May 20th at 7:30 p.m. will be Senior Night; and May 21st at 6:00 p.m. is Graduation at Benny Monroe Stadium. In the event of inclement weather, graduation will be held at First Baptist Church.
A date for the Retreat for the Cleveland City Board of Education members has been set. It will be held on Friday, April 23rd at 5:30 at the administration building on the E.L. Ross campus.
The next monthly meeting will be held on Monday, May 3, 2010 also at the administration building.