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Board of Education Briefs

(April 24, 2015) The Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 21, and these are a few of the topics discussed:

Attendance policy

The Board adopted some changes to their current attendance policy, which primarily focuses on habitually-absent students. Instead of broad terms, specific numbers were given to attack absences early. Students cannot miss more than eight days per marking period, 15 days in a semester or 20 days in a school year.

In addition, a code for early dismissal will be added to the PowerSchool online system. Currently, early dismissals are handled by hard copy only.

Budget information

There will be a May 5 public, county budget meeting at 7 p.m. at Snow Hill Middle School where they will discuss a considered 15.7 cents tax increase to afford the $22 million deficit.

Replacing gym flooring

The Board approved a bid to replace gym flooring at BIS, Pocomoke and Snow Hill Middle schools.

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