News from the Monday Hopkins County School Board Meeting



     ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDANT STEVE GILLIAM LAST NIGHT TOLD THE HOPKINS COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION THAT THE DISTRICT HAD SAVED OVER 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS SINCE AUGUST ON ENERGY EXPENSE.  THAT'S BECAUSE OF A NEW PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOLS THAT GIVES CASH INCENTIVES FOR COMING UP WITH WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY.  GILLIAM ALSO UPDATED THE BOARD ON FUNDING PROGRESS FOR THE NEW CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOOL.
     ALSO LAST NIGHT, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDANT SHERRI WINSTEAD SAID EMPLOYEE POLICY REVISIONS MAY HAVE TO BE MADE AT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR DUE TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, OR OBAMACARE.
ADMINISTRATORS WILL HAVE TO USE GREAT CARE IN MAKING SURE PART-TIME PERSONNEL DO NOT EXCEED 30 HOURS OF WORK WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE.  THE PENALTY COULD BE NEARLY 2 MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR.
 

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