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City provides $10,309.60 grant
KNOX CITY—The Knox City/O’Brien Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees voted to cancel remote learning for all students during its December meeting last Thursday.
The only exceptions will be for students who are quarantined by close contact, a positive COVID 19 test, school wide closures related to COVID 19, or a letter from a medical professional requiring the child to attend remotely.
Supt. Colin Howeth sent a letter to all parents explaining the action.
The trustees accepted the results of the annual audit from Rick Rogers, appointed Ray Penman to the Knox County Appraisal District Board of Directors as the school’s representative, accepted trust property bids as presented, approved the distribution of KC Bucks certificates to staff members before the holidays and OKed the 2020-2021 District Improvement Plan.
Howeth reported that the City of Knox City had granted the district a check for $10,309.60, using Cares Act funding received by the City. He added that the money will be used to purchase 40 additional Chrome Books for use at the elementary school.
“The board would like to express its appreciation to the City of Knox City, the Knox City City Council and City Manager Sam Watson for working collaboratively with the district to ensure that our students are at the forefront of the decision-making throughout our community,” said Howeth.
Howeth also provided updates concerning school as it relates to the current pandemic.