The Community R-VI School Board held a busy monthly Board of Education meeting last Wednesday at the district.
Community R-VI Superintendent Cheryl Mack and the board discussed a second survey in regards to a four-day school week being sent home to parents.
Superintendent Mack also presented the board with a tentative calendar of what a four-day school week would look like for a full school year.
Board members listened during two presentations at the meeting.
Community R-VI 5th grade teacher Mrs. Poindexter and students from the 5th grade class demonstrated how they were able to do quizzes and surveys on a website called “Kahoot.it.”
This website keeps students engaged while still having fun.
Special Education teacher Lisa Garrett presented information in regards to teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Board member Scott Sims said he enjoyed presentations from the students that demonstrate how they are learning.
The board voted to approve the purchase of Liability Umbrella and Cyber Insurance coverage.
The board voted to approve the 2013-2014 Audit.
Overdue lunch accounts were discussed and the board agreed to establish a policy for the 2015-2016 school year.
Superintendent Mack presented the Transportation Report for December. She also shared an update from OPAA! Food Service Management, Inc. and shared that we will have a Civil Rights Data Review coming early in 2015.
Superintendent Mack also shared that Community R-VI received an MFA grant in the amount of $2,000 to replace the cooler in the concession stand.
Community R-VI Principal Tammy Angel shared that 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Ebers and her students will be traveling to the Missouri Capitol on February 18, 2015 to demonstrate technology they have learned at Show-Me Technology Day.
Principal Angel shared the attendance for November was at 95%. She attributed this to illness as well as students moving in and out of the district. She also shared that there will be a “No Referral Party” on Friday, December 19 for the 65 students who have not had a referral in the form of a think sheet or a visit to the principal’s office.
Community R-VI Secondary Principal Bob Curtis shared that 99% of the juniors and seniors have completed the Compass Test. Principal Curtis stated that the ACT in April is ready to go with exception of parental release on some of the students. He shared that attendance is still very competitive between 6th grade and seniors. Seniors are at 98.3% with their attendance.
Principal Curtis shared that Mrs. Melanie Utterback was the recipient of the Educator Innovator Award which provides $2,000 to use in her classroom. This award is an achievement to be proud of.
Principal Curtis also shared that FCCLA sold enough pizzas to purchase a video recorder to use at competitions.
In the Nurse Report, it was noted a second case of head lice resulted in letters being sent home from school.