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Decrease in office referrals at R-VI

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:47 am

Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel reported a major decrease in office referrals in the past year during the School Board meeting held Wednesday, February 17.
Principal Angel said discipline incidents are down from 2014-15 to the current 2015-16 school year.
She said the elementary went from 486 minor office referrals in 2014-15 school year down to 210 minor referrals at this time. Major office referrals have went from 58 during the 2014-15 school year down to 56 at the present time.
Also in her report, Principal Angel stated that attendance was at 96% from February 1-16.
She shared that the Geography Bee was held February 17. Shane Woodson won the title while Andrew Stathem placed second and Sheridan Walker placed 3rd.
Finally, the PTO met on February 16 and they are planning an adult kickball tournament as a fundraiser for the elementary. This is scheduled for April 30. There will be more information to follow in the near future.
Community R-VI Secondary Principal Bob Curtis said his buildings has had two practice rounds of MAP testing. He thanked Sandy, Mac and Tyler, as well as the student council body for a successful homecoming.
He mentioned that Anthony Fairchild signed with Westminster to play college football.
Attendance is up a percent from last January at 94.5%. The 8th Grade is still in the lead on attendance at 97.9%. Finally, he added that the Ag Appreciation Breakfast will be held on February 22 from 6:30-9:00 a.m.
On the same night, the board voted to extend contracts to both Principal Angel and Principal Curtis  for the 2016-2017 school year.
Community R-VI Board President Andrew Fairchild called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. A quorum was declared present.
The board approved the agenda, the consent items and the payment of February 2016 bills.
Stacy French gave an update on the Vo-Ag Department.
Haley Nobis, CTA representative during the board meeting, gave an update on a concussion seminar she attended on February 17.
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack stated that she is still working on the calendar and that it would be ready for the calendar hearing at the beginning of the March board meeting.
The board voted to approve the continuation of the football coop between Community R-VI, St. Joseph, and Van-Far School Districts.
The board voted to extend the OPAA! contract for the 2016-2017 school year.
The board also voted to seek audit bids for the 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 school years.
Superintendent Mack went over the Desk Review for the Special Education Department and the M.U.S.I.C. cyber risk insurance. She also reviewed the Transportation and Transportation maintenance reports. There was nothing new reported from OPAA! at this time.