The Pineville School Board held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.
The meeting opened with representatives of Commercial Bank, who proposed their Smart Cents Club Account — a program created to teach students the value and benefits of saving, available to grades K-8.
Representatives from the bank said they will visit schools every other week, accepting deposits and answering questions. There will be rewards given throughout the year for good grades, perfect attendance and other accomplishments. Contests will be held and prizes awarded.
Casey Martin of Commercial Bank addressed the board and stated, “We have developed this program to teach students why it is important to save.”
The board will have to review and discuss Commercial Bank’s proposal further.
If adopted, this year will be the first year for the program and they hope to offer it to schools throughout the Tri-State area.
In other business:
Finance was discussed, and this year’s revenue was higher than expenditures for the first time since 2007. Superintendent Terry Hayes said they will continue work to further balance finances in this direction.
Pineville High School Principal Bill Keyes addressed the board and informed them his staff was on schedule preparing the school for the coming school year.
New hires were discussed, the school has acquired new teachers for English, math, library and other positions. There are still positions open.
“I cannot remember a time when we have had so many quality applicants. We had two or three for each job,” said Keyes. “I feel really good about our new hires.”
The Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Survey results were reviewed. The TELL Kentucky Survey provides educators with data, tools and direct support to facilitate school improvement. For more information visit tellkentucky.org/results.
“We were lower than the state average on some, and higher on some,” said Keyes. ” Overall, we did well and we showed improvement. This is a great tool to see what you are working with.”
The board had the first reading of changes to the student handbook. They will have further discussion and review before the second reading at the next meeting. The football schedule is set and sponsorships for the Laurel Bowl are available. There is a silver sponsorship for $300, and gold is $500.
Pineville Independent will hold an open house Aug. 3, and the Back to School Bash will be Aug. 4, at 6 p.m.
For schedules and other information, visit the Pineville High School website at phs.pineville.kyschools.us. For more information on sponsoring the athletic program or the Laurel Bowl contact Keyes at (606) 337 5071.
Reach William Tribell at 606 302-9100 or on Twitter @wtribellmdn