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Lee School Board OKs $81,000 for library

Lee County Superintendent Larry Walters gives an update on the school system at Lee County’s Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. At its meeting, the Board approved to use $81,000 to fund library operations in the 2013 fiscal year.

Lee County Superintendent Larry Walters gives an update on the school system at Lee County’s Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. At its meeting, the Board approved to use $81,000 to fund library operations in the 2013 fiscal year.

ALBANY, Ga. -- The Lee County Board of Education on Tuesday unanimously approved the allocation of $81,000 to the Lee County Library for Fiscal Year 2013, continuing a long tradition of cooperation between the school system and the library.

Before approving the action items, Superintendent Larry Walters reported to the board on a scoliosis screening at Lee County Middle School, professional learning for teachers and staff, transportation safety, SPLOST III revenues, student health services at the schools and Food service.

In other items, the board unanimously approved a Code of Student Conduct, additional non-instructional days for students, summer school guidelines for middle school students, a request to allow teacher Hank Wright to take LCHS students to Salt Lake City, Utah, to compete in the DECA Nationals April 28-May 2 and a request by the LCHS Arts Department to take students to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb., June 25-30.

Walters also announced that on Monday, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal and State School Superintendent John Barge will visit Twin Oaks Elementary at 10:45 a.m. during a whistle stop through the area's schools.

Before visiting Leesburg, Deal and Barge will stop by Worth County Elementary in Sylvester. The pair will then travel to Terrell County after visiting Twin Oaks.