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September 20, 2012

Public discussion on athletic conference on Monday's school board agenda

Knoxville — The Knoxville School Board will meet in regular session Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m., in the board room at 309 West Main. Included on Monday's agenda is the opportunity for the public to share their thoughts regarding which athletic conference Knoxville should be a part of in the future. 

This topic came up at a recent board meeting, as Knoxville's enrollment has declined. Meanwhile, other schools in the Little Hawkeye Conference are growing. The South Central Conference has invited Knoxville to return to its ranks. This includes schools such as Albia, Centerville and Chariton. 

Activities Director Randy Wilson reported to the board that most of his coaches would prefer a move to the South Central Conference. In a Journal-Express online poll, 67 percent believe Knoxville should return to that conference as well.

Before any action is taken on a possible move, the board wanted to hear from the public. Monday night is that opportunity.

The full agenda for Monday's meeting is pasted below.

 

Information
 
REGULAR MEETING OF THE 
KNOXVILLE BOARD OF EDUCATION
KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING ROOM
309 WEST MAIN
 
 
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 5:30 P.M.
 
 
1.  CALL TO ORDER
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
2.  ROLL CALL
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3.  ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, AND   Motion _________________ 2nd _______________
     APPROVAL OF AGENDA
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
4.  CITIZENS ADDRESSING THE BOARD
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
CONSENT ACTION ITEMS
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
5.  APPROVE MINUTES; SEPTEMBER 10, 2012, REGULAR MEETING (see attachment)
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
6.  APPROVE WARRANTS
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
7.  PERSONNEL ISSUES                                                         Approve a coaching contract for Dylan Mick, varsity
boys soccer coach.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
RECOMMENDATION: Approve consent action items as recommended.
 
Motion ________________ 2nd _________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
 
DISCUSSION ACTION ITEMS 
 
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
 
8.  ACTIVITIES CONFERENCE AFFILIATION – Citizens and coaches have been offered an 
QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION opportunity to discuss the issue of conference 
affiliation.  Those who wish to talk about or ask questions about the issue should be given the opportunity.  Related information is included with the packet.  Action is not required.
 
 
 
9.  AUTHORIZE PLANNING FOR HIGH SCHOOL Ben Varner, high school instrumental music 

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