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Budget, lab school, attendance areas on school board agenda


By Sharieka Botex
The Daily Reflector

Monday, June 19, 2017

The budget for the upcoming school year and the implementation of a lab school in the fall are among items scheduled for discussion today during the Pitt County Board of Education work session. 

A meeting will be held at 11 a.m. in a facilities training room located at 901 Sylvania St., Winterville. The board takes no formal action during its work sessions.

Ethan Lenker, superintendent of Pitt County Schools, and Debra Baggett, chief financial officer, will provide an update on the 2017-2018 budget for the school system.

According to the agenda, Lenker and Mark L’Esperance also will update the board on the East Carolina University Lab School, which is scheduled to open in the fall at South Greenville Elementary School. 

ECU is one of eight University of North Carolina system schools chosen by state officials to create and operate a laboratory school to help elementary students perform better. The lab school will enroll students in second through fourth grades in August.

Also on Monday, Beth Ann Trueblood is scheduled to share a proposal for a career technical education program. Also on the agenda is a capital projects update, which will be provided by Matt Johnson, executive director of operations. 

The board also is scheduled to discuss attendance lines, the attorney position, a board training report and communication strategy. 

There also is to be a presentation on community and student services along with a legal update about the code of ethics for school board members and a report on a legal settlement. 

Contact Sharieka Botex at 252-329-9567 and sbotex@reflector.com. Follow her on Twitter @ShariekaB.