Last updated: February 25. 2014 5:17PM - 1409 Views
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Elkin City Schools bus drivers are recognized by Elkin High School Assistant Principal Cassandra Morrison at the Monday's school board meeting for “Love the Bus Week.”
Elkin City Schools bus drivers are recognized by Elkin High School Assistant Principal Cassandra Morrison at the Monday's school board meeting for “Love the Bus Week.”
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Elkin City Schools finalized school make-up days and Elkin High School Assistant Principal Casey Morrison publicly recognized public school bus drivers during “Love the Bus Week” among other agenda items in a packed lobby of the Elkin City Schools building Monday night.


Superintendent Dr. Randy Bledsoe opened with a quote by Alice McDougall emphasizing the importance of seizing opportunity.


Due to inclement weather during the past few weeks, the school board approved a new schedule for Elkin City Schools that will occur unless other weather issues arise.


Two of the missed days due to inclement weather will be forgiven. February 28 will now be a school day instead of a teacher’s workday. Memorial Day will be a regular school day instead of a teacher’s workday, while two additional days which were once part of the spring break — April 24 and 25 — will now be regular school days. An early dismissal on March 26 was rescheduled to April 1.


Morrison, during her presentation, thanked the work of public school bus drivers pointing out that they provided the safest public transportation system in the country. The fact that they do such a good job getting children to and from school every school day under time pressures and do it safely is commendable, she said. Morrison welcomed Larry Powell, who joined Elkin City School’s employment as a bus driver last week.


In other items, Elkin City Schools art teacher Adam Beshears recognized the artwork of Julie Neuman on display in the administrative office.


Elkin High School Principal Joel Hoyle and track coach Dan Merritt recognized Shakai Ward for winning the state championship title in the 300m recently.


Tanya Chilton may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @TanyaTDC.

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