“We’ve gotten kids up out bed,” Duckworth said. “If they need that extra help or motivation, we drive out there and do what we need to do.”
Duckworth also gave a detailed report to the board regarding his first six weeks on the job and the numerous changes being made to district security, including a new surveillance system that enables him to remotely observe the inside of all four district buildings. Duckworth is also working in conjunction with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department to monitor school entrance and exit ways during the day and parking lots at night. He’s also working on a major overhaul of the district’s radio-communications systems. The changes Duckworth is working on will be detailed more fully in a separate Daily News article.
Also on Wednesday, the board accepted a donation of $643.93 from a Westport sorority to the South Decatur Elementary School Drama Department. They also approved adoption of a new biometric thumbprint software to keep more precise track of hourly employee work time. The software, according to information provided Wednesday night, will assist in regulating which employees work 30 hours weekly and don’t, which is the threshold for the Affordable Care Act.
The board also approved NDHS’s participation in the Decatur Family YMCA’s upcoming Summer Food Service program, which assists needy children with getting a healthy breakfast and lunch during summer break.
The next regular meeting of the Decatur County Community Schools Board will be at 6 p.m., June 11, at the district’s Central Office.
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