The Kenton City Schools Board of Education approved a protective facial covering policy. The policy is in step with the state mask mandate put in place by Governor Mike DeWine. K-12 children are required to wear facial coverings while at school.
Kenton City Schools saw a successful first day of in-person classes on Monday. Superintendent Jennifer Penczarski praised the staff and students for their patience and cooperation.
Superintendent Penczarski announced the Broadband Grant for Kenton City Schools. This grant will supply internet hotspots to individual families for distance learning. The grant will also turn school parking lots into internet hotspots.
Board Member Brandon Ledley gave the Finance Committee report and shared the Athletic Building is officially paid after more than a year of operation. In addition, the damage from a lightning strike to the Kenton Elementary School C Pod’s HVAC system is being repaired. Ledley shared lockers may replace the cubbies currently in the Athletic Building’s girl’s locker room.
In other approvals, the Kenton City Schools Board of Education approved a fund transfer from Weightlifting to Football for more than $40,000. The revisions to the Kenton City Schools Specialized Student Services Handbook were approved. Memorandum of Understandings for Remote/Distance Learning and Truant/School Resource Officers were passed.
Supplemental contracts and volunteers for the 2020-2021 school year were approved at the Monday meeting.
The next Kenton City Schools Board of Education Meeting will be held on October 19 at 7 p.m.