By Taelor Rye
During the summer of 2016, Dodge County Middle School (DCMS) and Dodge County High School (DCHS) will hold summer school. Both schools will hold a session that begins on June 13 and ends on July 1. DCHS will hold a second session that begins on July 5 and ends on July 28. Although the first session will hold classes Monday through Friday, the second session will only be from Monday to Thursday.
For DCMS’s session, in-county students will be required to pay $150.00 while out-of-county students will be charged $300.00. Students making up attendance will be charged $10.00 each day.
DCHS’s sessions will charge the same price - $150.00 and $300.00, depending on student address. However, each session only counts as half of a unit for the course – an equivalent to one semester.
DCHS also offers an instructional extension during the regularly scheduled sessions for students whose average in a given class lies between 65 and 69, inclusive. The cost for this program is $5.00 per hour spent.
The board of education approved the motion to utilize a network specialist to help with technology two days out of every month. Rick Rogers’s letter of request to Dodge County School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Dennis states that the cost is $750.00 per day for a total of $1,500.00 each month.
Rogers details that the Dodge County School System has 3,100 devices connected to its network with over 482 users and over 3,000 students. Therefore, the need for another technology specialist is evident.
The board also approved the motion to remain as a fiscal agent for Family Connection for 2017 as well as to continue providing the Seamless Summer nutrition program.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the intent of this program is to continue “the same meal service rules and claiming procedures used during the regular school year… [through] a streamlined approach to feeding hungry children” in the community.
The program will be operated from within the Dodge County High School (DCHS) cafeteria, according to Dena Barrows, the school nutrition program director, and will take place “Monday through Friday, June 13, 2016 through July 22, 2016 with the exception of July 4 – July 8.”
The board approved Middle Georgia State University’s (MGSU) request for a school bus for the Second Annual Heart of Georgia Air Show at the Eastman campus of MGSU on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The gates will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with the actual show beginning at 12:00 p.m.
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