Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

November 20, 2013

Metcalfe County Schools keeps policy on fundraisers

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — A motion that would change the Metcalfe County School System’s policy regarding fundraisers, died Tuesday due to a lack of a second.

The change in the policy called for fundraisers to be placed on the school board’s agenda only three times during the year. At present, the school board reviews a list of fundraisers for approval at every monthly school board meeting.

“What the policy would have done was put fundraisers on the board agenda three times a year — January for the spring, May for the summer and then September for the year just to consolidate and to try to foster some pre-planning,” said Dr. Benny Lile, superintendent. “It had passed the first reading at the last meeting, and so obviously, we didn’t have a second tonight. For the time being, things will remain the way they are.”

Two school board members are against the change in policy.

“I feel the way it is, is fine,” said board member John Caffee.  

School board member Donnie Perry said he felt the issue should have been discussed at greater length before the school board was asked to vote on the policy change.

“My only concern was how lenient we were going to be when something came up,” he said.

The change in the policy would have kept the school board from being bombarded with a vast number of fundraisers to approve every month, and it would have required more planning on the groups wanting to have the activities, said school board chairman Joey Shive.

“Maybe we can bring it back up and look at it again and bring it into board discussion,” Shive said.

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