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The Shelby County Board of Education will celebrate one of its own at Thursday’s 7 p.m. meeting at the board office, 1155 Main Street, the board’s final meeting of the 2012 calendar year.
Superintendent James Neihof and former superintendents Leon Mooneyhan and Elaine Farris will recognize board member Sam Hinkle for his 12 years of service on the board. Hinkle lost his seat representing District 2 to Karen Sams in the November election.
And that won’t be the only celebrating at the board meeting.
The board and district staff also will present diplomas through the Diploma Recovery Project.
The project, whichstarted earlier this year,gives former students that have dropped out of school the opportunity to earn an actual diploma from the school instead of an equivalent certification. Using online tools and testing through COMPASS, students can earn the credits they need to graduate.
In May the district presented its first recovery diploma to Marissa Hilgerson.
The board also will consider a vote to move forward on the new Southside Elementary School project. The school will be built at the same location as the existing Southside, 728 Gingko Drive, while the old school remains open.
The first vote will be to award a contract, and if that passes the board will vote on opening the project to get started. The district plans to begin using the school for the 2014-15 school year.
Architects from K. Norman Berry, who will also present the Southside information, will also give the board an update on the Northside project. The demolition of the houses and the school on College Street, between 8th and 9th streets, almost has been completed this week.
The district plans to begin using the preschool, which will service up to 300 students, by January 2014.
The board will hear a presentation and consider a vote on the 2013-14 school year calendar, which will set the first and last days of school, vacations and holidays, as well as graduation dates.
Also at the meeting, the board will: