After taking a look at some options for the 2016-2017 Calendar, the Community R-VI School Board voted to adopt draft three when they met last Wednesday. A public hearing was held before the regular session started for their monthly meeting.
The first day of school will be held on August 18. The schedule will feature a Christmas break from December 19-January 2 and the final day of school will be Friday, May 26.
Daniel Troesser, Jenny Troesser, and Vicki Duenke each voiced concerns on the first day of school start date conflicting with students who show at the state fair. There were no other comments.
The board later voted to set Summer School dates to begin June 1 and end on June 29 using a 4-day school week.
According to meeting minutes, the board approved the agenda, the consent items and the payment of March 2016 bills.
Board President Andrew Fairchild read a thank you card from the Hap Folta family. He also read a letter from Miriam Gebhardt of the Glascow School District, complementing Mr. Curtis and the team on their professionalism throughout the game there on March 5.
Mrs. Emma Jaccarino discussed accomplishments and goals for the technology department.
Mrs. Poindexter, 5th grade teacher, along with two students, Ivy Hays and Andrew Stathem, did a presentation on Thing Link.
Amy Brooks, board member, congratulated Bob Curtis on a receiving District Coach of the Year.
The Board voted to accept an Auditor Bid for a three year term from Gerding, Korte & Chitwood.
The board voted to approve the Project Prom to use buses to transport students to and from the Mexico YMCA for Project Prom.
The board voted to accept the ACHD Memorandum of Understanding for the Audrain County Health Department, so that we can be a POD. (Point of Dispensing)
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack reviewed the Transportation Report with the Board as well as the Transportation Maintenance Report. She shared that the upcoming bus inspection is scheduled for March 23. She also shared that she attended the health insurance consortium last week where she was informed the HSA premium would see a minimal increase. The ACA fees are postponed. There was no update from OPAA! at this time.
Community R-VI Elementary Principal Tammy Angel stated that February attendance ended with a 94%. March attendance is at 93% so far. There has been a significant amount of illnesses going around the past month. Principal Angel shared that an individual from the RPDC office visited on March 4 and gave direction to the 3-5th grade teachers on curriculum and said they were headed in the right direction.
On March 30, The Audrain County Health Department will hold a Bicycle Safety Class. Parental consent forms went home with students. Students who return their forms will be measured for bike helmets and will receive them on the same day as the class. Kindergarten screenings will be held on March 30 and 31. Finally, the Elementary will be offering a boot camp prior to MAP testing for grades 3-5.
Community R-VI Secondary Principal Bob Curtis shared that the attendance in the middle school and high school ended at 93.2% for February. The 9th grade was in the lead at 96%. Community R-VI hosted the EMO dinner this evening. There were over 60 people in attendance. Practice testing has gone smoothly this week. Finally, Principal Curtis shared that there are 40 students participating in either golf, baseball, or track.
The board voted to offer tenure to Stacie Carroz.
The board voted to offer probationary contracts to DeAnna Curtis, Mackenzie Chism, Jonathan Guilkey, Brandon Talbot, Michele Ebers, Haley Nobis, Caitlynn Cunningham, Stacy French, Lisa Garrett, Dewey Fennewald, and Jessica Young.
At 9:54 p.m., the board voted to adjourn the meeting.