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R-VI board approves move to four day school week

Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

A few presentations were made during the Community R-VI Board meeting held last week at the district.

A few presentations were made during the Community R-VI Board meeting held last week at the district.

After a few months of discussion, the Community R-VI School Board voted to change to a four day school week calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.
A public session was held on the topic back in November. At that time, potential plans had district students out of school on Mondays while the other four days were set to be 35 minutes longer.
One of the reasons for the change is to help the district in becoming more marketable to teachers who may travel a long distance to work.
Contract Extension
Contracts for both Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel and Secondary Principal Bob Curtis were extended by the Community R-VI School Board during an Executive Session of their meeting last week at the district.
According to the meeting minutes, both administration officials had their contracts extended through the 2015-2016 school year.
Presentations
Brandon Westlake presented information on an Online Psychology class.
Michelle Ebers, Principal Angel, and Mr. Westlake presented information on Student Learning Objectives. Stacy French shared information on her students who earned a State Degree and proficiency screening. All 20 of her students who participated placed top five.
Miscellaneous
The board also voted to renew the Jr. High Football Coop with the Van-Far School District for the 2015-2016 school year. The board voted to extend the OPAA! Food Service Contract for the 2015-2016 school year.
The board voted to seek bids for a new or used school bus to lease until July 1, 2015 and then to include the purchase of the bus in the 2015-2016 budget.
Emma Jaccarino and Principal Curtis presented information to the board regarding current requirements for graduation.
Administration
Superintendent Cheryl Mack presented the Transportation and Transportation Maintenance Reports. She stated that the Food Service Review will be in March and that the Civil Rights Data Collection has been moved to March. The District is ready to begin planning for Summer School. An update on upcoming MAP testing and EOC’s was presented. The District will be looking into the operation of the Pre-K program without MPP funding.
Principal Angel stated that the Elementary attendance was at 93%. She shared that the teachers have been scoring student’s writing collaboratively. She has finished formal observations with staff.
She would like to see more technology being used in the next round of observations. Mrs. Ebers, 2nd grade teacher and Mrs. Jaccarino, technology director, took three students to Show Me Technology Day in Jefferson City, Missouri on February 18.
Principal Curtis stated that the secondary attendance was at 94.5%. He shared that he and Mrs. Garrett had submitted a proposal to the Ed French Foundation for $4,200 and it was approved. On March 4 Principal Curtis and Mrs. Garrett will meet with the Foundation to possibly have this amount rounded up to $10,000. Three students, Clay Thebeau, Lane Thebeau and Sam Jett have met 1,000 career points in athletics. Teacher observations are going well. Community R-VI will be hosting District Championships at MACC February 21-28.