In the spirit of the character word of the month, responsible, Kingston Elementary students performed a cheer for the board and audience.
Dot Frasier presented the employee of the month award to Officer Randall Burch, who was grateful for the honor. Barbara Neslin spoke to the board in regards to the reading and gifted endorsement.
"Course work will be tailored to the needs of the students and teachers," Neslin said. "We will save $900 per candidate for the reading program, and $1,200 per candidate for the gifted program."
Superintendent Dr. John Harper presented a heartfelt good-bye to Chairman Lamar Grizzle, Vice Chairman Roger Maier and board member Matt Shultz. Each member received a special clock as well as a plaque, listing all of the accomplishments that occurred under their leadership.
Shultz said he believes "our children and schools are better" and that he was proud of the achievements made by the board, schools and community throughout the years of his service on the board.
Three new board members will be sworn into office Wednesday at 10 a.m. The new board will hold its next meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m.