Photo courtesy of Caryn Lewis Clarkson Elementary School show off their awards they received in honor of Catie Elliott Thursday night at the school board meeting.

Photo courtesy of Caryn Lewis

Clarkson Elementary School show off their awards they received in honor of Catie Elliott Thursday night at the school board meeting.

The Grayson County School Board on Thursday voted to purchase new bleachers for Grayson County High School.

During its regular meeting held at Clarkson Elementary School, the school board voted to take steps to purchase new telescopic bleachers (bleachers that can be tucked back into the wall) at the high school. Grayson County Schools will file an application to do the project through the Kentucky Board of Education.

The board also approved hiring Clotfelter Samokar Architectural firm to complete the bleacher project, and the final drawings for the bleacher project were also approved.

At last month's board meeting, it was reported the new bleachers will cost $246,397, and they are supposed to take two weeks to install. The board also wants to make sure the installation will take place when the gymnasium is not being used.

In other business, the school board:

*Saw several children from Clarkson Elementary School honored with the Catie Elliott Award for their positive determination, love for others and joy for life.

Elliott was a second-grade student at Clarkson who died in February. According to Principal Shannon Cates, the school wanted to honor Elliott by awarding other students for the same positive traits that she had.

Before awards were given, the Clarkson Elementary School choir performed "Lean on Me." They were joined halfway through the song by teachers and School Board Chairperson Carolyn Thomason.

*Approved two food service bids for flooring at the middle school and dishwashers for Lawler Elementary, Caneyville Elementary and Grayson County Middle School.

*Approved splitting the salary of a grant writer with the Grayson County Fiscal Court, the Grayson County Detention and Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. The total cost for the schools will be $6,000.

*Approved allowing Grayson County Middle School to apply for thousands of dollars worth of grants to help with literacy, GAP reduction, and to help fund their after school programs in Cougar Zone.

*Approved several leaves of absence, trip requests and staff resignations.