The Bath County School Board’s Last Meeting of the Year

12-6-19 Bath School Board Meeting

The Bath County School board met for its final meeting of the year on December 3rd at Valley Elementary School. 

After completing the routine opening procedures, Superintendent Sue Hirsh shared that 30 students were accepted into All-Area Band, and there are 17 new members who have joined the Beta Club.

The Board also made a motion and it passed 5-0 to adopt a 10 point grading scale starting the next year. The motion was made by Cathy Lowry, and a second motion was made by Roy Burns. Sue Hirsh urged the board to adopt this saying it will level the playing field.

Next, was the Capital Improvement Plan for year 2020 to year 2025. 

The Board made adjustments to the priority list and the first is getting Phase 2 door locks for the school. Second is fixing the lighting for both the baseball and softball fields. Next, paving the 

Bus loop at Millboro Elementary School and also the upper parking lot at Valley Elementary School; followed by upgrading the lights for the football field and last is fuel tanks. 

These adjustments passed 4-1 with board member, Eddie Ryder opposing. 

At the end of the meeting, Sue Hirsh thanked the board for their efforts and wished them all good luck since starting next month, an entirely new board will be stepping in. Each board member thanked one another for the opportunity to serve on the board and shared how rewarding this experience was. Eddie Hicklin has served on the board from year 91 to 2019 which is a huge achievement. 

Thank you to all the members leaving the board and for all the work you all have put in, and good luck to all the 5 new board members joining in the new year!

The Bath School Board meets every first Tuesday of the month with the open meeting starting at 7:30 pm. The next meeting will be January 7th at Bath County Highschool. The public is always welcome to attend.


For AMR News, I’m Abby Dufour 

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