The 2017-2018 school year contracts for both Community R-VI principals were renewed during the Executive Session meeting held last week.
Community R-VI school board members approved renewals for Elementary Principal Tammy Angel and Secondary Principal Bob Curtis.
During the regularly scheduled board meeting, former board president Andrew Fairchild made a few comments as he did not declare his candidacy for the upcoming April election.
According to meeting minutes, he commented that his time left to serve on the board was short, but that he has enjoyed the many years serving the school district and it’s been a pleasure.
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack shared that Civil Rights data collection opened in February and the districts is due to complete the requested information. She also noted the scheduled public meeting set for February 16 from 4:30-6 p.m. with MoDOT to discuss Scott’s and Basinger Corners.
Superintendent Mack also said she and Emma Jaccarino attended Data Breech Response training at MoreNet earlier this month. She also asked that the board members pay close attention to the list of bills introduced by legislation as of February 9, 2017.
Principal Angel reported that her building’s attendance was holding at 96% in the elementary. Enrollment PK-5th is at 140.
Students have had their first round of practice MAP testing and it went well. Finally, she shared that she rewarded her Top-3 AR readers by taking them to lunch in Mexico.
Principal Curtis said his attendance in the secondary building for January was at 94%. Influenza A and B has been an issue. He also noted the then upcoming Pink Out/Relay for Life event as well as Senior night on February 17 starting at 6 p.m. FFA week is slated for February 19-26 with the Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, February 20.
Superintendent Mack said both the AG and Business grants have been completed and the district is awaiting re-sponse on both of them.
The board voted to continue the Junior High Football Co-op with the Van-Far R-I School District and St. Joseph Catholic School. They also voted for a Junior High Track and Junior High Softball Co-op with St. Joseph for the 2017-2018 school year.
The board voted to amend the 2016-2017 budget to include purchase of handicap van.
A calendar hearing has been scheduled for the beginning of the March 15 board meeting.
The board voted to approve the following policy, regulation, and form updates: (P2270, R2270, P2750, R2750, P3155, R3155, P3166, R3166, P3440, R3440, P5410, R5410, F2230, and F2930).
Community R-VI 1st grade students Zeeva Steffen and Malia Thomas gave an update on the elementary building. They read the elementary news letter and collected dimes from the board members for their fundraiser.
The board voted to approve the agenda, pay February 2017 bills, and to approve the following Consent Items:
A. Meeting Minutes – Regular Session January 18, 2017
B. Transfer to Teacher’s Fund from General Fund
C. Nurse’s Report
D. Additions to the District Substitute List
E. Approve February Bus Ridership
F. District Evaluations
1. At-Risk Program