Donations to South Tippah schools top $16K

RIPLEY – The South Tippah School Board took care of the following items of business during its February meeting Monday night, Feb. 9. Trustees: –Approved claims dockets and financial statements. –Approved the summary statement of fixed assets. –Approved a series of donations. They included: $15,000 cash donation from Ripley Middle School PTO for Ripley Middle School; $30 from Ann Carmack for Ripley Middle School; $500 from the Ripley Band Boosters for artwork for the band at Ripley High School; $500 from Cindy and Johnny Coombs for an alumni scholarship at Blue Mountain; $50 from Lula Owen for an alumni scholarship at Blue Mountain; $50 from Volene Taylor for an alumni scholarship at Blue Mountain; two love seats and two captain’s chairs from Blue Mountain Furniture- Greg Yates for Blue Mountain; –Approved a Valentine candygram fundraiser for Pine Grove. –Approved field trips by Blue Mountain students to Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Blue Mountain College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Healthworks in Tupelo, and a field trip by Pine Grove students to Tupelo. –Approved the following as substitute teachers: Mackenzie Hill, Katherine Waldon, Regina Johnson, all at Ripley Elementary School; Savannah Rogers and Regina Pate at Ripley Middle School; and Christina Martini at Pine Grove. –Approved the district’s 2009-2010 calendar, which includes 182 student days, 189 teacher days, and two snow days. The first day of school for students is Wednesday, Aug. 5. –Approved the district’s 2009-2010 salary schedule for new personnel. –Took no action on the annual agenda calendar. –Heard the Superintendent’s report, learned the annual Pine Grove spaghetti supper will be held Friday, Feb. 27, learned that Feb. 15-21 is School Board Appreciation Week. In connection with the week, each board member received a gift certificate from County Inn Too.

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