Several Career and Technical Education students were honored at the school board meeting Thursday night.

DECA students were recognized for being the only DECA team in Kentucky to receive Thrive recognition and they sent 30 members to compete at the state level.

FCCLA was nationally recognized through family and consumer sciences as well as culinary. Culinary students will compete at the state level as well.

One student and one teacher were recognized from the Health Sciences department. Junior Kandler Lindsey has completed eight Health Science classes, earned her industry certification in Health Sciences and is also working toward earning an associate's degree while in high school.

Donna Priest is a Health Sciences teacher. She was recognized by the other health sciences teacher, Erin Johnston, for her mentoring and leadership abilities. Priest unofficially plans to retire at the end of this year.

According to Assistant Principal Matt Hayes,Health Science students work evening shifts at Grayson Nursing and Rehab.

Additionally, Hayes discussed student achievements in other CTE classes. Welding, machining and carpentry students are job shadowing at local factories.

He said that 33 businesses allow Grayson County High School students to job shadow two days per week and 50 percent of them end up co-oping with the company they job shadow at and 20 percent of all GCHS students co-op their senior year.

Hayes said that vocational teachers have also added five new dual credit CTE courses this year, which are free to students.

In other business:

•The board agreed to renew superintendent Doug Robinson's contract and he will receive a pay increase from $120,000 to $140,000 per year, which, according to the board, is still less than the average superintendent salary in Kentucky.

•They approved accepting $26,137 assistance for state technology.

•They approved a 60-month lease for a new copy machine for the middle school.

•They declared six buses surplus and resolved that the superintendent may act on behalf of the board with regard to the sale of surplus school buses.

•They approved several requests to apply for grants.

•They approved food service bids for used cafeteria tables at the high school.

•They approved several trip requests.

•They approved the Emergency Evacuation with the Grayson County Detention Center to evacuate its inmate population in the event of a natural disaster.