By DALE GRAHAM
The Cheatham County Board of Education met in regular session Monday night. All members were present.
The meeting began with announcements and congratulations for county wide contest winners:
5th grade: Caden Mitchell, CMS -1st place
Scarlett Canada, CMS- 2nd place
Chloe Winters, CMS -3rd place
Zack Victor Escobedo, SMS -1st place
Mitchell Wolfe, SMS -2nd place
Joseph Bierman, SMS -3rd place
Elementary Biology– Lauren Moore, PES -1st place
Abby Dies, WCES -2nd place
Lilly Baird, ECES -3rd place
Elementary Physical Science– Cooper Edwards, PES -1st place
Gracie Jacoway, PVES -2nd place
Madeliene Stowe, PES -3rd place
Middle School Biology– Stephen Jacobs, HMS -1st place
James Furman, HMS -2nd place
Alizabeth Gilmore, SMS -3rd place
Middle School Physical Science– Carlos Rosado, SMS -1st place
Caitlyn Gilmore, SMS -2nd place
Libby Wallace, SMS -3rd place
High School Biology– Isa Richards, Ethan Boyd, and Dallas Hamlin, HHS -1st place
Celeste Randall and Whitley Battles, CCCHS -2nd place
High School Physical Science- Justin Smith and Joseph Harness, HHS -1st place
Caitlin Hunter and Caroline Hunter, CCCHS -2nd place
Alex Davis, CCCHS -3rd place
The board approved a budget amendment for $1,512,147 for 5 air conditioning systems for 5 remaining school gymnasiums, including Harpeth High School.
Board policy 1.501 concerning Visitors to the School was approved on first reading. The change inserts the following language: Visitors are not allowed to photograph, video, or record any student, staff, or event on any electronic device that will interrupt the educational process during the school day.
Board policy 6.201 Compulsory Attendance Ages was also revised. To view the changes go to the Boards website at cheathamcountyschools.net and click on School Board Policy Online.
Upcoming retirements approved include: Mike Kendrick from the HHS faculty with 28 years of experience, and Norma Binkley from Pegram Elementary School faculty with 23 years of experience.
The Cheatham County Board of Education meets the first Monday of each month in the Board Annex building on Elizabeth Street at 7p.m.