Tahlequah Daily Press

September 11, 2013

HPS board approves fundraisers, hones policy

Staff Writer

HULBERT — Much of the business conducted during Monday’s regular meeting of the Hulbert Public Schools Board of Education revolved around annual “housekeeping” items, including approval of fundraisers and renewal of policies.

During the report of Superintendent Marilyn Dewoody, the board was informed  the district’s enrollment is essentially unchanged from Oct. 1, 2012, and that the average ACT score among Hulbert students was 18.1.

The board then approved fundraising activities for 2013-14 by school organizations and clubs. Approval was also granted to annual Indian Policies and Procedures that facilitate disbursement of federal Impact Aid.

On returning from executive session, the board approved hiring a teacher assistant and a facility maintenance specialist. Also OK’d was an item to have Sharon Mullins coach the cross country program though she is not a staff member.

“Mrs. Mullins will continue to do everything she has done for us for years,” said Marilyn Dewoody, HPS superintendent. “The district just became tired of not paying her anything.”

The district’s student residency policy was updated to meet the state requirement that homeless children are residents and must be allowed to attend school.

All votes were unanimous. To avoid a possible conflict of interest, member Matt Meredith abstained from the vote on fundraiser requests because of a relative’s association with the Softball Booster Club.