In financial matters, Deena Randolph, board treasurer, estimated the school system will end the fiscal year with $1.7 million or 9.2 percent of the budget. She also said the average daily attendance for students is down a little this year.
Randolph said there is a $3.9 million fund balance to date, up $204,000 from the previous year.
In other matters, Jerry Pierce, athletic director, reported on athletic funds.
"The high school athletic fund is in better shape today than it has been since I have been athletic director," he told the board.
The school is improving the girl's weight room, making it more private, he said.
Hinkle Contracting Co. will begin repairing the track as soon as weather permits.
In other business, the board:
* Delayed action on scheduling activities at schools on Wednesday and Sunday nights. The board received a request to close the schools to activities during the time that churches schedule services. However, after board member Mike Davis made a motion to make the school off limits to activities after 5 p.m. Wednesday and between between 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday, board attorney Winter Huff decided it would be best to check the legal issues of the matter before board action.
* Approved a one-year contract with Huff to be board attorney.
* Granted medical leaves of absence for teachers Kristal Harne at Phillips Elementary and Virginia Rubarts at the high school.
* Learned that Alan Patterson was hired as head volleyball coach and Karen Sims as cook at the high school; and accepted the resignation of Jim Seabolt, high school baseball coach.
* Agreed to allow the Kentucky School Board Association to file Medicaid claims for the school system at a 10 percent charge of collections.
* Approved grant applications for $50,000 from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and $50,000 from the School to Careers program.
* Agreed to allow a kindergarten student in the Casey district to attend Lincoln County schools due to a hardship case.