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New Community R-VI principals speak at board meeting

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm

DSCF6115Both new Community R-VI principals said the beginning of the school year has been a good one for their respective schools after talking with the school board at the monthly meeting held Wednesday, August 20.
New Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel stated this was a great beginning to the elementary school year. She said that there have been attendance goals and reading goals set for the school year.
New Community R-VI Middle School/High School Principal Bob Curtis stated that the new “grab and go” breakfast has been a success. Curtis also complimented the new school resource officer (SRO) on the ideas for the school on addressing subjects like bullying and a possible battle of the belt contest. Curtis said that the middle school and high school have Community R-VI School District had a great start to the school year.
“Back on Track” Room
Nicki Poindexter, Karen Stone, and Mackenzie Becker gave a presentation to the board on the benefits of having a “Back on Track” classroom.
There presentation noted that many students are losing valuable class time due to reoccuring major referral behaviors.
A snapshot of minor and major referrals for grades K-2 was given to the board.
The plan for ther room would keep it at Community R-VI with Wellsville and Van-Far Elementary schools also wanting to participate. There would be an expect two to three students per school with six to eight students total.
Instruction time would include:
• Behavior skills taught to be based off student’s DPR goals
• Communication Arts and Math with schools providing instructional materials
• 30 minute counseling sessions in the morning
• Recess
• Art, Music, and P.E.
• Sensory time/time with therapy dog
Privileges would then be provided as student hits two week goals.
These students can then earn their way back into their classroom after meeting 80% of their goal. This is when the transitioning would start but only for half of the day. An unsuccessful transition would put the student back in the track room.
Other Board Meeeting News
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack mentioned that the school received a $10,000 grant from Monsanto. Mrs. Utterback was unable to attend, but will give more information at a later time.
Trever Hoyt shared his experience on a trip he recently took to Grand Island, Nebraska with the FFA. Julie Hale and Mason Sims also shared information on this trip as well. The board voted to adopt the policies as presented by MCE.
The board elected Linda Gastler by acclimation to be the board treasurer.
The board voted to approve the 2014-2015 coordinator positions.
The board voted to pass resolution to change bank signatures.
Superintendent Mack presented the transportation maintenance report and gave an ASBR update.
The board voted to ap prove two Waiver of Residency Requests.
The board voted to hire a regular bus route driver and an elementary secretary.
The board voted to hire a half time media specialist.
Tax Levy Hearing
In the Tax Levy Hearing held before the regular board meeting, the Community R-VI School Board voted for the tax levy to be set at $4.0000 for Operating and $0.5500 for Debt Service for a total of $4.550 for the 2014-2015 school year.