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June 17, 2013

Local city, school district call Monday meetings

JACKSONVILLE — Both the Jacksonville City Council and Jacksonville ISD will hold meetings this Monday to discuss various agenda items.

The local council has called a special noon meeting on June 17 at the Norman Activity Center council chambers to discuss and consider canvass of a June 11 run-off election in which incumbent Mayor Kenneth Melvin was re-elected to office.

Council members also will hold public hearings regarding planning and zoning requests from five different sources, as well as discuss and consider approval of refund re-quest from the Cherokee County Appraisal Dis-trict.

Also on the city's meeting agenda is the consideration to amend a grant management services contract.

Meanwhile, the local school board will convene at 6:30 p.m. at the JISD Admin Building, 800 College, for a public hearing, followed by a regularly scheduled board session.

The public hearing is to discuss items pertaining to internet safety and cyber-bullying, according to an agenda released by the district earlier this week.

The school is required to host at least one public hearing or meeting to addressed proposed technology protection measures and internet safety policy.

Among other items to be addressed is the consideration of an increase of cost for lunch meals for the upcoming school year, effective July 1. The district is looking at a 25-cent increase for all campuses, according to information in the board's agenda packet.

Proposed prices at the different campuses are: $2.75 for high school lunches; $2.50 for middle school; and $2.25 for intermediate and elementary school campuses.

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