In Executive Session at the Community R-VI School Board Meeting, it was a unanimous vote to renew both Tammy Angel’s and Bob Curtis’ contract for the 2019-2020 school year.
In Old Business, board member Rhonda Curtis made a motion to adopt the 2019-2020 school calendar as presented. Terry Davenport seconded the motion and motion carried 5-0.
Under Communication, Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel recognized Jamie York, an elementary parent volunteer for her volunteer hours, which resulted in a $10,000 donation from her employer, State Street Bank. There also was a pre-board meeting celebration honoring Jamie York’s contribution. The school would like to recognize State Street bank for this amazing cyber grant program.
Middle School Technology was demonstrated by Michelle Ebers and Students, Ivy Hays and Tucker Cox. They presented a video they had created using the stop motion App. on their tablets.
Also, a Testing report was given by Machenzie Chism
Greg Fort read a thank you note from the Laddonia Rural Fire Protection District for the donation from Service Night sponsored by Beth Cody.
There were no Citizen Comments.
For New Business, Rhonda Curtis made a motion to adopt the 2019-2020 Junior High Football Coop and Junior High Softball, and Junior High Track Coop. Terry Davenport seconded the motion and the motion carried 5-0.
The Board agreed to consider the request from Consolidated Electric for an easement on school property.
The Board also discussed shortly the possibility of having no Summer School due to MoDOT and construction.
Principal Tammy Angel reported that the data team met to look at I-ready and practise MAP test scores. They found that there was more growth in the I-ready than the MAP practise scores.
MAP practice testing will be done again to encourage more information application.
DESE started working with a new group of students. Students discuss higher level thinking and solving strategies for MAP type questions through Google Classroom.
Both Elementary and Secondary attendance reports were 96 percent.
Secondary Principal Bob Curtis reported that the graduation rate for 2018 was 100 percent. Staff did a follow up on student post graduate direction. 47 percent went to two year colleges, 28 percent entered employment, nine percent are at four year colleges, nine percent went to tech schools, and five percent entered the military.
Principal Curtis also gave high praise to all the community and staff that gives support to the sports program and that of being a host school.
Curtis also mentioned that for FFA Week approximately 150 were served for breakfast, and he mentioned many are receiving Star awards.
In other business, Marcia Becker’s retirement has been accepted.
Attending were Amy Brooks, Rhonda Curtis, Terry Davenport, Greg Fort, Scott Sims, Tammy Angel, Bob Curtis, Cheryl Mack, and Joyce Gastler. Guest were Jamie, Lisa, Callie, and Tucker Cox, also DeAnna Curtis, Makayla Davenport, Ashley Davis, Ivy Hays, Josie Hess, Benn Marshall of the Vandalia Leader, Jesse Mommens, Kent, Jamie, Cheyenne, and Cameron York.