Louisa schools show appreciation of school board members at meeting
Kathy Allen leads the LCMS guitar students in a set during the February 5 school board meeting.
The Louisa County School Board’s Feb. 5 meeting included appreciations, music and decisions on the calendar for this year and next school year.
Dr. Deborah Pettit, superintendent, and the principals of Louisa’s six schools surprised the members in honor of School Board Appreciation Month, as February has been designated. Each representative received a jacket and an engraved brick from the former Louisa County High School.
February is also School Board Clerk Appreciation Month, and Becky Fisher was honored for her service to the school board. Phil Trayer, Deputy Clerk, was also recognized.
The meeting’s agenda included a three-song concert by Louisa County Middle School’s guitar class. Kathy Allen led the students in the performance, educating the audience about different aspects of the selected pieces.
During the business portion of the meeting, school board members approved the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year. The first day of school is scheduled to be August 14. Winter break would again be two full weeks, and May 23, 2014 would be the final day of classes. Although the local approval process is complete, the calendar is tentative, as it requires state approval of the pre-Labor Day start of classes. For more information and to view the calendar, visit www.lcps.k12.va.us.
School board members also endorsed a recommended plan for make-up days this school year. LCPS has missed five days due to inclement weather conditions. These five days will be made up by using accumulated bank time. At this time, LCPS will not need to add additional days to the school year. If additional days are missed, the situation will be re-assessed and make-up recommendations will be made to the school board.
Information submitted by Louisa County Public Schools