Randolph school board accepts teacher resignations

RANDOLPH — Randolph School Board members approved the teacher evaluation method at their May 11 meeting.

The next step will be to send the document in and have it approved by the Dept. of Education. The evaluation instrument will be used starting the 2020-21 school year.

Board members also discussed lunch rates. Rates for the upcoming year are as follows: K-12 breakfast: $2.55, Elem. Lunches: $2.95, H.S. Lunches: $3.25, a la carte (second entree’) $1.40, Adult breakfast is $3.30, Adult Lunch: $4.55. Rates were raised a nickel across the board with the exception of elementary lunches which went up a dime.

The 4-year-old preschool rates were approved as follows: $40 per week for parents on “regular” lunch status. $20 per week for households that qualify for reduced lunch prices, $10 per week for households that qualify for free.

The board accepted resignations from Jennifer Isom-Backer and Mark Anderson. Both were accepted with regrets. Backer has worked at Randolph for 18 years and Anderson for all 40 years of his career.

May 1 was the Randolph High Virtual Awards Presentation.

May 9 was Diploma Pickup.

May 14 was Virtual Awards presentation for Randolph Jr. High and the last day of instruction.

May 15-20 at noon is School Materials Check-in and May 19 the last day of school and virtual awards presentation.

May 20th - 21st are Teacher Workdays Activities.

Board members were told the governor is expected to make an announcement about summer athletics events. Presently, all activities are canceled until May 31.

It’s possible that the weight room can be opened starting June 1, with restrictions on the number of students that can be in the room at one time (10) and following sanitary procedures such as wiping down the equipment and no one using the water fountains directly.

Discussion was held with both principals on grading procedures for 4th quarter and 2nd semester. An information sheet was sent out to all families with details on this.

Young Authors involved four students, however they were unable to attend because the event was canceled. They will be honored at the virtual awards ceremony.

Summer maintenance projects were discussed.

The older heat pump units in the high school are being replaced.

The elementary is adding air conditioning to another workroom for paras and students. All classrooms at the elementary are now airconditioned with the exception of the art room, which is primarily used about two hours per day.

Flooring is also slated to be replaced in one elementary classroom and bathroom and one high school bathroom.

Lengthy discussion was held on the idea of combining the transportation director’s position with the maintenance position. After discussion, the board consented to try combining these two positions over the summer and reevaluate this fall.

The school will advertise for a part-time custodial position to start some time later this summer. This position would be for 2-3 hours per day (mid to late afternoon) with occasional gym cleaning.

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