January 11, 2013 10:01:53 AM
The Oktibbeha County School Board held its first official meeting with new district conservator Margie Pulley on Thursday, where she announced the district's after-school program would start later this month.
The district adjusted its regular meeting time to give Pulley a couple extra days to settle into her role.
Beginning this month, all students in the district will begin participating in an after-school program aimed at ensuring the appropriate amount of time is spent on studying. The program will run four days a week and students must participate for at least two hours a day.
Pulley also gave a review of her first few days on the job, as well as highlighting some measures that will be implemented in the next month.
She said goals and expectations for the district were set Monday at a meeting with the faculty and staff. Lesson planning, curriculum and teaching strategies were all topics of discussion.
At an administrators meeting, Pulley said district management and process standards were of paramount concern and she will hold meetings with the district principles and administration once a week.
She also said she would be visiting each of the district schools on a weekly basis. On Tuesday, Pulley visited West Oktibbeha County High School.
Pulley also announced that report cards will be issued today, and that the district will be closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.