Among a lengthy list of personnel issues on the agenda, the Board approved seven resignations at Tuesday night's meeting. Superintendent Dennis Dettra said, in almost every instance, those resigning did so to take jobs closer to home:
The Board accepted the resignations of Paige Young, John Givens, Jessie Rose, Kylie Boyd, Darren Vensil, Kristin Nau and Roberta McCarty. The Board also approved a number of new contracts and assignments for teachers and staff for the upcoming school year.
The Board also discussed whether or not to erect a fence around the track and soccer field on the City Schools' campus. Having previously taken a walking tour of the perimeter with many of the Athletic Boosters and coaches, the Board unanimously voted to put up the fence.
Superintendent Dettra also noted that the City of Cambridge has agreed to run water lines to the soccer field, at no cost to the district:
Bev Cullen reported to the Board on the district's efforts to comply with the National School Lunch Program. Cullen showed the Board several in-depth menus that show the calorie count, carbohydrates, sodium, and other nutritional information on each and every item served in the lunch room. Cullen stated that the new federal guidelines have coincided with a drop in lunch sales, a problem echoed by many districts in our listening area.
The Board took no action on a proposal to approve a cruise to Mexico or The Bahamas for the Senior Class Trip. Superintendent Dettra said that, by abstaining from a vote, the Board was only acting against the proposed destination, not the Senior Class Trip, as a whole.
The Cambridge City Schools Board of Education will next meet in regular session on August 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.