CAT Tracks for March 29, 2021

The Cairo Board of Education held a Special Meeting on Monday, March 29th, at 6 p.m.

The notice and agenda are below, followed by a separate "FYI" from Superintendent Rice.

Below that is the CAT president's report...


  • Graduation date for the Seniors should be May 15, 2021 at 10 A.M. Seniors should be here no later than 8 A.M. for pictures in the library

  • Graduation date for the Eighth graders should be May 15, 2021 at 2 P.M.

  • Graduation practice for the 12th grade will be May 14th at 9 A.M. and 1P.M. for 8th grade (they will receive their caps and gowns at the practice

  • No Sr. Prom this school year

CAT President's Report:

Called to order at 6:09 p.m.

Members present: Coleman, McAllister, Nelson, and Gooden (by phone.) Superintendent Rice and Finance Director Blake were present also.

Item #2 - One parent spoke about having the 12th grade and 8th grade graduation on the same day. The parent said that her older daughter is also graduating college that day. She would like to move the 8th grade graduation to Sunday.

Item #3 - Approved consent agenda.

Item #4 - Superintendent reported that 239 students are doing in person learning and 86 are full remote. He suggested keeping things as is since it is so close to the end of the school year. Next year's learning model: Superintendent suggested keeping Monday as a planning day with the students coming 4 days. He will study more about it over the summer.

The BOE voted to enter Closed Session 6:25 p.m. (BOE Member Moore arrived sometime during Closed Session.)

The BOE voted to exit Closed Session at 7:38 p.m.

Actions by the BOE:

  • Voted to accept Brown's retirement letter and approved retirement incentive.

  • School will stay with same attendance plan for the rest of this year: Tuesday/Thursday and Wednesday/Friday.

The BOE voted to adjourn at 7:40 p.m.