Fulton Independent Board of Education met before a full house for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. The hot topic on the agenda was the issue of a merger between Fulton City and Fulton County Schools. After two special called meetings held in February to discuss the option with staff, students, community members, and the Fulton County School Board, Fulton Independent put the motion “not to merge” to a vote. Four members, Debbie Vaughn, Bill Robertson, Dr. Lee Seng, and Sam Hancock supported the motion; Dr. Josh Whitledge abstained.
In other action, the Board approved a contract on behalf of the Fulton High School Baseball Team with the Fulton Railroaders for the use of the baseball field at a flat rate of $400.00 for the 2011 spring season; granted the overnight trip request of the FHS Y-Club to travel to Louisville, KY, to participate in the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA); approved fundraisers by the Y-Club, Choir, and football team; and agreed to sign the Pledge to Commit to College and Career Readiness.