Knoxville’s regular school board meeting was held last night at the Administration Building. The board heard a report on the Talented and Gifted (TAG) program, from Jean Brandt. Brandt leads the TAG program for the elementary and grades 9-12. She says to qualify for TAG, a student must score in the 95th percentile for language, reading and math. Currently there are 7 students who qualify in grades 4 and 5; 27 in the high school. Several teachers gave presentations on the the Elementary Reading Program and Interventions. The board discussed applications for the retirement incentive program. They have currently received 27 applications. The board moved to approve the 27 applications and also moved that these will be the final applications accepted in the 2013-2014 school year. Other items were a report by Dr. Randy Flack on new students open enrolled out of the district, and board members gave reports on the Iowa Association of School Board convention attended last week.