United Way of the Coastal Empire Director Kristi Cox told the Bryan County Board of Education at its meeting Dec. 17 at Richmond Hill High School that district employees donated $44,329.40 during this year's fundraising campaign.
Cox recognized the school that donated the most per capita and also the school that increased its donation percentage the most since last year.
"The most donations per capita came from George Washington Carver Elementary School with a donation that averaged $99.43 per employee. They donated $6,462.67 and received the Caring Trophy,” Cox said. “The school that increased their donation the most was Bryan County High School with a 427 percent increase from last year to $4,837.20. They will receive the Chairman's Trophy.”
Cox said more than $93,000 was raised in Bryan County.
The board also recognized the combined service of the following December retirees:
• Glenda Maulden —Carver Elementary
• Anne-Marie Harper — Richmond Hill Elementary School
• Carla Howard — RHES
• Christine Howard — RHES
• Susan Darieng — Richmond Hill Primary School
• Janell Fuller — Transportation
Other school-board action included approving the following:
• Overnight trip for RHHS wrestling team Dec. 29-30 to Valdosta High School
• Trip to Orlando Choral Festival in April 2016 for RHHS Chorus.
• For Bryan County Elementary, Richmond Hill Elementary, Carver Elementary, Richmond Hill Middle, Bryan County Middle, Richmond Hill High and Bryan County High schools.
Approved the November financial report and the following donations:
• $873.69 from Capstone to the Carver Elementary school media center.
• $400 from Donor's Choose to Carver Elementary School.
• $654 from Donor's Choose to Carver Elementary.
• $500 from the 1983-89 BCHS championship baseball team to the BCHS baseball team
• Vehicle engine for $24,290
• Computer filter for $31,290