The Shawnee Board of Education met Monday and approved a new course proposition application submitted by teacher Val Branch requesting a History of Sports elective at Shawnee High School.

The Board approved the elective and will reconsider the course based on student interest. An estimated 30-50 students will take the course for one semester and it will be offered for tenth to twelfth graders.

In addition to the new course, the board also approved several new hires of Certified Personnel for the 2019-2020 school year.

They also approved E-Rate funding for the 2019-2020 bids for Internet and wireless connection throughout the district.

The meeting was wrapped up quickly as remaining routine items on the agenda were also approved.