The South Pike County School Board approved several handbook changes and bid considerations during a Tuesday meeting.
Changes to the high school handbook include that cell phones can be used anytime, but not in the classroom unless with permission. Leggings and yoga pants can be worn with a shirt that completely covers front and back while sitting and standing. The senior trip will be scheduled during the week of graduation. The only change made at the elementary school is to include the diagnostic reading assessment for grades K-2.
Bids accepted included Henderson Distributing of Nashville (milk bid), Terminix (termite bid), Benchmark of Arkadelphia (student accident insurance) and Flowers Baking Company (bread).
The board approved a $240,000 transfer into the building fund. Superintendent Roger Featherston said the district ended the year $245,000 above last year.
Resignations included Brandy Cox and Allie Watson, both working in special education. Hirings included Monica Riley as a high school special education para professional and Amber Stone as a self contained special education teacher at the elementary school.