Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools administrators and school board members have a string of important agenda items on tap to discuss at their monthly work session tonight, followed by their regular meeting.
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson will begin the 5:30 p.m. work session by announcing appointments to the Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership Board of Directors.
The STEP initiative is aimed at bringing the area’s two school districts and the business community together to cooperate more efficiently and strengthen education in the Twin Counties.
School system staff also will present school board members with information on the district’s specialized instruction programs as well as a parent district initiative.
At the 7 p.m. meeting, the consent agenda up for a board vote includes naming the district’s sixth middle school, located at the former Rocky Mount High School facility, Rocky Mount Middle School.
The consent agenda also includes a $200,000 appropriation that already has been put toward security upgrades at all of the system’s schools.
The upgrades include issuing identification badges for all staff as well as installing additional security cameras at the schools in addition to upgrading the security of classroom doors at all schools.
The school board will begin delving into the 2013-14 budget as well as the system’s capital improvement plan at the upcoming work session. It also will receive updates on renovations at the Rocky Mount Middle School and new student reassignment.