Published On: Wed, Jun 14th, 2017

Short school board meeting covers policies

OSMOND — The Monday, June 12, meeting of the District 42R School Board was a short one, and was preceded by hearings on several policies: those concerning parental involvement, student fee and bullying. Much of the meeting involved review of those and other board policies and taking action on them as required by changes to federal and state laws and rules. During the meeting, the board approved a motion to accept changes to board policy as proposed by legal counsel and required by federal and state statutes to revise, adopt, delete, repeal, replace and review specific policies.
In the superintendent’s report, Dave Hamm discussed a dot activity conducted during a teacher post-service day. Teachers were given five dots which they were to place on items they thought were most important. The items of most importance to the teachers included the following: no student use of teacher lounge (10 votes); discussion of handbook changes (nine votes); more relationship building for staff, especially with new members coming on (nine votes); more frequent intruder and tornado trainings and drills (seven votes); more staff meetings (six votes); semester testing (five votes); information about professional development opportunities (four votes); increased technology professional development (four votes); change Student of the Week to Student of the Month (three votes); cell phone usage and enforcement (three votes).

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