The land is currently owned by CGW Partners and the purchase is subject to approval by the Kentucky Department of Education.
The School Board also approved the 76.5 million dollar working budget, which includes the newly approved one percent raise for all certified and classified staff. Director of Business, Jessica Darnell says there is not much change in the budget from the tentative budget approved earlier in the year.
She adds there is still the potential for cuts from the state as well as federal level.
In other business, the board narrowly voted 3-2 to approve the 22-thousand dollar purchase of a new vehicle for the superintendent, with Mary DeBow and Besty Glover voting no. Keller mentioned the current car could be repurposed for the technology department, which has several cars on “their last legs.”
Members also approved a 110 dollar an acre rental price for one year to allow the Hopkinsville Community College Department of Agriculture plant a collaborative test plot on the land next to Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School. Funds from the sale of crops grown there will be used to fun dual credit scholarships.