School board approves budget amendments

The Lincoln County School District board of directors met Monday night to approve the amendment of Title I budgets for fiscal year 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Letha Presley, assistant superintendent, said they were moving money the schools had previously received from federal grants, so the money can be used this year to purchase software, such as Renaissance 360, and equipment, such as Chromebooks. Presley said the purchase will help as the schools adapt to Common Core and prepare for state tests.

The board also approved both the employee and parent and student handbooks. Presley said this year, employees would not receive a physical copy of the handbook but would be directed to the school district’s website. A handful of copies will be available at each school to accommodate anyone who may have issues accessing the online copy. The parent and student handbook will no longer require a property deed on the residence form.

The board approved the docket of claims and the consent agenda.