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Cleo State Bank donates backpack sanitizing units to area schools

As school districts continue to fine tune their policies in the COVID-19 environment, five local school districts will receive tools to help with fight against the virus. Cleo State Bank last week made the first of a couple presentations as they presented Aline-Cleo and Timberlake with backpack style sanitizing units that will be used by…

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Superintendent to split time at schools

The Cherokee Board of Education met at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14 for their weekly meeting. The meeting was called to order with Kory Littlefield, Shane Parker, Desiree Gibson and Amber Wilhite present. The consent agenda was approved first as follows: • Minutes from Aug. 10 meeting. • General fund, building fund, child nutrition fund,…

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A-C BOE holds monthly meeting

Members of the Aline-Cleo Board of Education made relatively quick work of an agenda featuring a limited number of items during their regular meeting Sept. 2. After calling the meeting to order and recording roll, members voted to approve the minutes of the Aug. 5 regular meeting and Aug. 5 special meeting. Discussion then followed…

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Burlington hires new staff member

The Burlington Board of Education met at 8:04 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17 for their regular meeting. The meeting was called to order with Terry Graham, Robert Hill, April Kisling and T.J. Rockenbach present. The meeting recessed and moved from the superintendent’s office to the IETV room. The consent agenda was approved first: • Agenda as…

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Aline-Cleo Board of Education holds two meetings in August

Prior the regular monthly meeting of the Aline-Cleo School Board Aug. 5, members conducted a special meeting for action on items pertaining to the sale of bonds. After calling the meeting to order, members voted to approve hiring Stephen L. Smith Corp as financial consultants to the school district for the 2020-21 fiscal year. A…

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Timberlake approves return to learn plan

The Timberlake Board of Education met at 6 p.m., Aug. 5, for their regular meeting. The meeting was called to order with Mindy Finney, Patsy Judd, Chad Greb, Jay Jenlink and Levi Johnson. Following the prayer by Judd, Johnson was given the oath of office. The consent agenda was approved first as follows: • Minutes…

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Burlington School starts the year with six new staff members

Six new staff members greeted students at Burlington High School when school started. The new hires were Angela Thomason, Tracy Granados, Gayle McNett, Vaughn Blankenship, Kristin Sciara and Stan Pedersen. Thomason will be teaching the 3-year-old program. She grew up in Coweta, where she graduated high school. She went to Northwestern Oklahoma State University to…

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Cherokee BOE approves mask policy

The Cherokee Board of Education met at 7 p.m., Aug. 10 for their monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order with Kory Littlefield, Desiree Gibson, Amber Wilhite, Shane Parker and Kurtis Goodwin present. The meeting was then moved to the auditorium so social distancing could be accommodated. The meeting began in the auditorium at…

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Gottsch begins term as state president

Heather Gottsch, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher and FCCLA Adviser at Cherokee High School, began her term as State President of the Oklahoma Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFCS) at the conclusion of the organization’s business meeting on August 5 during the 53rd Annual Oklahoma Summit. Gottsch was elected as President-Elect in…

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