By Michele Hardy
A small and quick special meeting of the Black Oak Mine Unified School District Board of Trustees gathered Wednesday evening, Aug. 29, in the district Office. The agenda for the evening consisted of lease-lease-back contract for the Northside School kindergarten room and special day classroom projects with Landmark Construction, Inc.
It was recommended that the Board of Trustees consider taking action to approve the lease-lease-back contract for thje two rooms at Northside School. Motions were approved and the meeting was adjourned.
Four parents arrived at the meeting to alleviate concerns about overcrowded classrooms this year at Georgetown Elementary. Superintendent Robert Williams welcomed an open discussion with the parents, telling them that the school district is bringing in a new teacher for the fourth grade. The name of the teacher was not given but clues such as a longtime Georgetown teacher, and currently working in the Independent Study program, were given.
“For the last five years with California’s budget cuts, the school district has been doing a really good job at keeping it from impacting the students and families directly,” said Williams, “but now we are going to begin to feel it.”