Edison discusses Top 10 process

HAMMONDSVILLE – The manner in which the Edison School High School’s Top 10 graduates are determined was discussed during Tuesday’s school board meeting.

The district will calculate grades later in the school year to determine the high school’s top 10 students, according to Superintendent Bill Beattie.

“Previously to this change we were determining our top 10 after the third nine weeks,” said Beattie, adding the early estimate had caused some issues in the past. “Now we are going to calculate the grade-point averages after the fourth nine weeks. It’s going to be a true GPA.”

Beattie said the estimated graduating GPA had “caused issues in the past, so it was something we needed to address.”

The change will begin for this school year’s graduating class, he added.

In other business:

The board learned three teachers recently had received grant funds.

“We had three teachers who received a Jefferson County Educational Service Center $500 Best Service grant,” Beattie said.

Those receiving grants included Alicia Hartman, an elementary teacher at John Gregg Elementary School; Debbie Hendricks, a science teacher at Edison High School; and Darlene Mason, an English teacher at the high school. Beattie said all three will use the funds to enhance curriculum in their respective classes.

The board voted to accept applications for an open board position, according to Beattie.

“It was decided the board was going to accept applications for the open board position …,” said Beattie, adding the open position will be advertised in the Herald-Star.

Only two candidates ran for three open board positions in the Nov. 5 election.

The board accepted the resignation of Todd Smith Jr. as junior high school wrestling coach.

The board’s re-organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Stanton Elementary School in Hammondsville.