School Board Meeting 09-13-21

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Benton County School District  Board of Directors

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of Benton County School District will be held September 13,2021 05:30 PM at the Office of the Superintendent  231 Court Street, Ashland, MS
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the meeting room will be limited to a total of ten occupants. To comply with the Mississippi Open Meetings Act (MS Code Section 25-41-1 et seq.) members of the public may join the Zoom meeting link established for this meeting. The Zoom login information is posted on our website:

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on this meeting notice.

Unless removed from the consent agenda and placed under discussion/action, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time with no discussion.

1. Call to Order
2. Invitation to Prayer
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Approval of Meeting Minutes
5. Public Concerns (Time Limit: 30 Minutes)
    5.1. Jonathan & LeAnn Gadd
6. Discussion/Action
    6.1. Finance Department Review
    6.2. Review of BCSD Policies DJE - Purchasing and DJEA - Purchasing Authority
    6.3. Claims Dockets
    6.4. Requests for Student Releases
    6.5. Approval of School Bus Turn Around
    6.6. Addendum to Student Handbook for Weighted Grades
    6.7. Superintendent's Update
7. Consent Agenda
8. Board Concerns
9. Adjournment
If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in executive session, the Board will conduct an executive session in accordance with the Mississippi Open Meetings Act (MS Code Section 25-41-1 et seq.). Before any executive session is convened, the presiding officer will announce publicly that the Board is going into executive session and give the reasons therefore. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be announced in open meeting.

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- Benton County School District Policy Code BCBI "Public Participation at Board Meetings": (Read full policy under "Agendas & Minutes")