Board News


 Pledge of Allegiance

 Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the July 1, 2020 board meeting was approved as presented.

 Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 17, 2020 were approved as presented.

 Reports:  Superintendent – Mr. Timothy Brown

1.      Mr. Brown went over some updates on the COVID-19 return back to school plan.  Information on the return back to school will be placed on Cowan’s website tomorrow morning along with an informational video, parent survey, and the new 1:1 technology handbook when it is approved.  The local Department of Health has reviewed and supports our coming back to school plan.

2.      Mr. Brown and the administrative team created a 1:1 technology handbook for students and parents.  Approval for this handbook is later on in the agenda.  All parents will sign that they have reviewed the plan when they complete online enrollment and all students and K-6 parents will sign the student use pledge when they receive their Chromebook and case.

3.      Class of 2020 graduation will take place on Friday, July 10th at 7:00pm.  Mr. Brown asked the Board to meet at 6:45 p.m. in the hallway north of the main gym that evening.

4.      Mr. Brown reminded the Board that there will be an executive session after the next board meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to go over Mr. Brown’s evaluation.   

5.      Professional leave requests approved by the Superintendent as of Friday, June 26, 2020, were presented.     

 Opportunity for Public Comments

(No negative comments toward Corporation employees are permitted during the public meeting.  Alleged misconduct by a Corporation employee is to be addressed in an Executive session of the Board following meeting with appropriate members of the Administration.)


 Business Office Recommendations

 Treasurer’s Report and Approval of Claim Docket

The claims #18546 to #18587 and the payroll of June 26, 2020 as listed in Appendix #2040 were approved for payment.    

 STAA Loan

The Board allowed the Superintendent to apply for a STAA (Student Technology Advancement Account) Loan for 2020 up to $24,000 for the purchase of additional student Chromebooks.

 Bonding for Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer and Blanket Bond

The Board approved bonding of the treasurer and deputy treasurer for the 2020-2021 fiscal year as listed:

            Janet McIntosh, Corporation Treasurer                                 
Sheryl Marshall, Corporation Deputy Treasurer                     

In addition, other employees handling money on a regular basis (Administrative Asst., ECA treasurers, athletic director, latchkey director, cafeteria cashiers) are covered under a “blanket” bond.



The Board approved a maternity leave for Melissa-Paul Gardner from approximately September 14th through Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

 1:1 Technology Handbook

The Board approved the 1:1 Technology Handbook for Students and Parents for the 2020-2021 School Year as shared in Appendix #2041.

Opportunity for Board Communication:

Mr. Paul Hansard thanked everyone who worked on the 1:1 Technology Handbook.  All of your work is greatly appreciated!!

 Mr. Alan Wright wanted to thank all of the Administrative Team for all of their work in getting everything accomplished and getting school started again during COVID-19. 


The July 1, 2020 regular board meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.




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