Boone graduation date is June 6

The Daniel Boone School Board unanimously approved on March 24 for the 2014 graduation date to be moved back to the original date of Fri., June 6, at 7 p.m., in the High School Stadium.

The rain date is Saturday, June 7.

Acting Superintendent Dr. Patricia Sanker said some of the district’s in-service days can be converted to student days in order to fulfill the graduation requirement of 180 student days.

“That allows the students to graduate on time,” said Sanker, adding that the three Saturday graduation practices of one-hour each will also count toward the 180 days.

The last student day for underclassmen is Wednesday, June 11.

Board members also approved a new grading scale, effective the start of the 2014-15 school year. Student points of 90 to 100 will be considered an “A” grade; 80 to 89 a “B” grade, 70 to 79 a “C” grade, 60 to 69 a “D” grade, and an “F” would be 59 points or below.

The board approved a on-time stipend of $5,000 to Buildings & Grounds Supervisor Kenneth Smith for “working non-stop during the snow [this winter], and going above and beyond the call of duty,” said Sanker.

The board tabled its discussion of how much information and quotes should be included in the board’s meeting minutes.

Board member Andrew Basile said the public, as well as present and future board members, should know the rationale and arguments upon which board members vote on issues.

“There were assurances that it [the high school stadium] was not going to exceed $3 million (the amount of a debt refinance that could only be used for capital projects; the other $9 million renovated the former Amity Primary Center), but it cost $3.6 million,” said Basile, adding, “The point is you could hold someone accountable.”He said everyone should be able to know what was said, by whom, and why there was a majority vote to spend an additional $600,000 on the stadium.

“It’s important for the public, board, new board members to better understand the issues,” said Basile.

“We need background as to why people voted,” said board member Suzanne Dungan.