8 Takeaways from the April 28 Arlington Community Schools Board Meeting

AHS_Girls Basketball 1. The AHS Lady Tigers Basketball players, coach, and parents were recognized for their achievement in their first-ever trip to the state tournament. Next year’s team will return 11 of 13 players.

2. Superintendent Mason reported that “joint conversation has begun with planner Nedra Jones & Lakeland School System Superintendent Ted Horrell” as the trio met yesterday. ACS will revisit its Five-Year Facilities Plan this fall.

3. Selection of the new AES principal will be made by end of the week, according to Mason.

4. Upon the approval of the 2015-16 Budget tonight, ACS Chief of Staff Jeff Mayo announced the posting of new positions, including social worker, instruction tech. specialist, school nurse, interim assistant principal at AMS, and teachers.

5. ACS Budget approved represents $1.2M increase over 2014-15 budget. Click link to view: bit.ly/1DJ05cH

6. Board approved $770,000 in CIP projects (from 2014-15 Shelby Co. Funds), including roof and HVAC work at AES & AHS, painting at AHS.

7. Financial report: the general fund budget expenditures are under budget with 75% of year completed.

8. The 1st class of ACS teachers was approved for tenure (3 teachers not present).

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