The Jay School Board approved a policy at their recent meeting that addresses the use of drones at school events. 

“We don’t have a policy,” said Superintendent Larry Shackelford.

The new policy regarding Pilotless, Remote-Controlled Aerial Vehicles at Events was approved 4-0. School Board president David Holcombe was not in attendance.

“We had a drone flying on the football field, Shackelford said.

The policy will call for the event to be stopped until the drone is removed off the field, he said.

“We are concerned about it (drone) falling and hurting someone,” Shackelford said.

In other business, the board also approved out of state trips to Crystal Bridge Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas for the fifth grade on Oct. 25 and the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. from Oct. 23 to 27.

The board approved for surplus the following which will be sold at Highway 51 Auction. The items are:

New Holland Mower 72 inch cut model 2001 Ford E-150 Van 8 passenger 2000 Chevy Express Van 8 passenger 2003 International Bluebird Bus 71 passenger 1998 International Bluebird Bus 71 passenger

Other items approved:

A Memorandum of Understanding with Grand Head Start. Teachers and Leaders Effectiveness evaluations rating system for teachers. The Districtwide Alternative Academy Implementation Plan Report. District committees. Administrators as evaluators for certified and non­certified employees. Sponsors and extra-duty pay.