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Community R-VI holds recent meetings

Posted on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 10:41 am

Community R-VI receives its plaque for winning the EMO Conference championship in girls basketball.

The Community R-VI School District has discussed several topics during meetings held the past two months.
March Meeting
According to the minutes, the board first approved the agenda.
Consent items approved include the February 28 meeting minutes, a transfer to the teacher’s fund from the general fund, approval of the substitute teacher list, and district evaluations for health services and technology.
An approval of March 2018 bills was given.
Presentations came from Melanie Utterback–STEM Update (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and Bethany Curtis–Technology in Middle School Language Arts.
Summer School dates beginning May 31, 2018, and ending on June 28, 2018, using a 4-day week were approved. The OPAA! agreement for 2018-2019 was approved.
Morgan Householder, Marketing Specialist for Missouri Grown USA, will be at the April meeting to discuss this program in depth and answer questions.
Superintendent Cheryl Mack discussed the School Protection Officer Training program. She has reserved eight spots if R-VI decides to participate. She also gave updates regarding transportation, nurse’s report, OPAA!, DESE food review, summer school application, small rural schools grant, and the area safety meeting which will be held Friday, March 23.
Elementary Principal Tammy Angel reported February attendance of 94%. The elementary staff are gearing up for MAP testing and Parent Night will be held on April 25. Darla Deimeke has applied for a $300 transportation grant which would support a field trip.
Secondary Principal Bob Curtis reported attendance at 95%. Girls basketball received a plaque for Conference Champs. Principal Curtis received the Coach of the Year award. Bethany Schmidt received a “1” rating for vocals at CMU. High School students will attend a drunk driving and distracted driving presentation on April 12 at 1 p.m. A parent presentation will be held on April 18 at 6 p.m. The Juniors will take the ACT on April 24. Several students attended the Montgomery County Career Fair recently. The Athletic Boosters held a fundraiser, Mouse Races, and profited approximately $9,000.
Additionally, Tyler Walton updated the BOE regarding the bus inspection, which missed 100% by three screws and an aisle mat. Tyler reported that it took a group effort by all of the bus drivers. He also appreciated the help from Kevin Dubbert, Carylle Ann Folts, and Cheryl Snyder, who assisted during the inspections.
February Meeting
In Executive Session, the board renewed contracts for both principals for the 2018-2019 school year. As for the regular monthly meeting, a public meeting was held to discuss the 2018-2019 school year calendar and there was no public comment. The agenda was approved.
The consent items approved were the January 17, 2018 meeting minutes, a transfer to the teacher’s fund from the general fund, a district substitute list, Mary Thomas’ resignation was accepted, approval of February ridership, and district evaluations for At-Risk and Transportation.
The 2018 bills were approved.
A testing update was given by Mackenzie Chism as testing begins on April 18, 2018.
DESE will be at the district during the testing period to ensure security protocols are being followed.
As for presentations, Tailor Delozier, 5th grader, gave an update of various learning activities and subjects happening in the elementary, which included 5th graders adding and subtracting fractions.
The 2018-2019 School Calendar was approved as presented.
Junior High Co-op Plans for football, track, and softball for 2018-2019 were approved.
The MMEBG insurance benefit plans for the 2018-2019 fiscal year were approved.
Superintendent Mack gave updates regarding transportation, nurse’s report, OPAA!, DESE food review, House, and Senate bills. Additionally, Tyler Walton gave updates regarding bus maintenance.
Principal Tammy Angel and Principal Bob Curtis gave updates on both the elementary and secondary buildings.
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