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R-VI School Board adds Terry Davenport

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:41 pm

The Community R-VI School Board swore in a new member during its meeting last Wednesday night in Laddonia. According to meeting minutes, board secretary Christina Dry administered the Oath of Office to Terry Davenport. Davenport officially took a seat on the Community R-VI Board of Education.
Counselor Reports
Jennifer Gilman, secondary counselor, presented information on statewide testing as well as MAP testing and the EOC’s. Mrs. Gilman also updated the board on the A+ Program requirements. Gilman mentioned that Red-Ribbon week is approaching soon.
Mackenzie Chism, elementary counselor, presented information on lessons going on in the elementary. Mrs. Chism said that she is working on social skills as well as career. Chism is also going to start an impulse control group as well as a girl power group. Chism also added that PBIS is going well in the elementary.
Brandon Westlake was unable to attend, so Bethany Curtis came in his place and presented PBIS data. Curtis presented the new PBIS matrix and showed a behavior video that was created by the secondary staff. Curtis explained some of the reinforcements being used in both the middle school and high school to support and encourage positive behavior.
Melanie Utterback gave an update on Professional Development. Utterback also shared that the Monsanto Grant was received and a check would be presented at a future varsity basketball game.
Board President Andy Fairchild read a thank you note from Joesie Allen thanking the Board for granting her residency waiver.
Linda Gastler stated that she has heard many compliments from teachers and staff on the wonderful job administration is doing and that this year has started out great.
The board adopted the DESE Model Teacher Evaluation.
The board approved to amend the 2014-15 budget.
The board approved the 2014-2015 Bus Routes.
The board approved to adopt a resolution against Amendment 3.
The board discussed having a public meeting regarding a  four day week in the near future.
Superintendent Cheryl Mack presented the ASBR and Transportation reports. Superintendent Mack also stated that October is Bullying Awareness month.
Tammy Angel, elementary principal, and Bob Curtis, secondary principal, both presented 2013-2014 MAP data. Both principals also presented trend data from 2008 through 2014. Principal Angel stated they were working on a tiered system to reward students who show improvement. She stated that the elementary attendance was at 96% for the month of August.
Principal Curtis stated that the middle school and high school’s attendance was at 97% in August with the 6th grade being in the lead.