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Hanover-Horton School District
Board of Education Meeting in Review
December 7, 2015

The Board of Education and Superintendent Denney recognized many fall athletes for their academic success. Also this evening, the Board was able to recognize the Jr. Medal of Honor recipients for the month of November. They were Jack Sturgill, Austin Taylor, Bailey McCann, Jet Truitt, Reid Garcia and Ashlee Sanford.

The Board of Education approved with the continuation of Karl Drake as our auditor for the next three years at the same costs as previously paid.

Superintendent Denney was hoping to be able to present an update on the status of the waiver that was presented by the Jackson County School Districts to the State requesting the ability to start school prior to Labor Day. As of now, the State has not responded to the request.

Annually, the Board must approve the Michigan Municipal Finance Qualifying Statement prior to December 31. This statement will allow us to request financing if needed throughout the school year.

The Board of Education requested the postponement of the last two items of the agenda. Not all of the personnel committee was able to be present for their committee meeting; therefore, they requested a postponement. The last two items involved any possible salary increase for non-union personnel and also the financials of the superintendent’s contract extension.

Superintendent Denney reported on a few areas of interest in his superintendent’s report:
• The back entryway of the elementary had to be repaired
• Christmas and holiday events are currently taking place
• Girl’s Basketball are currently 2-0
• First bowling meet was today, with both the boys and girls coming away with a win
• We are currently waiting on final report for M-Step
• Hanover Horton is top in the county for ACT scores and college readiness

The Board of Education is very impressed with the Jr. Medal of Honor program of the elementary. The Board could see how these students enjoy their recognition and the pride shown from the parents.

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