Upholds principal’s recommendation for student’s discipline
The Gore Board of Education held a special meeting on Oct. 5 where they upheld a principal’s recommendation for a student’s discipline and approved resolutions regarding the closure of split precincts and an election for Gore School Board Seat No. 3.
The board members voted to go into an executive session to hear evidence and discussion on suspension of a minor student because any disclosure of additional information would reportedly violate FERPA, according to meeting minutes.
Following the executive session, board vice president Lester Keathley made a motion to uphold the principal’s recommendation for student discipline per the Gore Public School handbook policy with Jeremiah Perry seconding the motion, and all other school board members voting yes. The board then voted to approve a resolution, authorizing the Sequoyah County Election Board to close split precincts #680208 with 11 registered voters and #680203 with 36 registered voters for the Feb. 14, 2023 School Primary Election and April 4, 2023 Board of Education General Election.
The board also passed a board election resolution for Seat No. 3 of the Gore Board of Education, a 5-year term, on Feb. 14, 2023, and run-off, if necessary, on April 4, 2023.
Superintendent Lucky McCrary, during his report, gave a technology and district budget update, discussed construction on the press box and fencing, school resource officer, and transfer updated counts per OSDE requirement. Following a motion from Keathley, the board also agreed to remove temporary appropriations and replace with estimate of needs appropriations for the 2022-23 school year, as approved by the Sequoyah County Excise Board.