School staff is preparing for start of a new year

RANDOLPH — Randolph school board members met July 13 and following other business entered executive session to discuss the superintendent’s evaluation.

The board appointed Supt. Jeff Hoesing as Randolph Public School’s Chief Executive Officer, Local, State and Federal Programs Director and Affirmative Action Coordinator for the school year.

Walter Worlein was instated as school vehicle inspector for 2020-21 school year.

The board appointed all staff that have received small vehicle training as route drivers, when necessary, when vans are used on that route.

The elementary handbook was approved with no changes except for staffing changes. The board approved the final reading of the Certified and Classified handbooks.

The board approved an updated list of extra-duty assignments, as presented, for the 2020-2021 school year.

The board also approved a resolution of the Randolph Public School District adopting the Lower Elkhorn Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Board members adopted an amended 2019-20 budget.

Preschool Open House/ Kindergarten Roundup will take place on Monday, Aug. 17. Times will be announced at a later date.

School Registration will be Aug. 5 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Maintenance work will include an air conditioner installed. A paraprofessional room will be developed.

The bathroom/workroom floor has been completed at the elementary. An upstairs room at the elementary was carpeted. Principal Mary Miller participated in a book study this summer. The book study was done by Weston Kieschnick, author of Bold School, the book was based on the idea that technology is awesome, but teachers are better. The author dealt with the ideas of how to use purposeful technology with old school wisdom to enhance instruction and learning.

Miller said she will be participating in July Webinars

The board discussed a Responsible Use Agreement for Chromebooks for students. The Chromebook will be like taking a textbook to class. Paper copies will be available if necessary.

Jr/Sr High Handbook Changes included schedule changes, open-closed campus considerations, parents may sign a child in or out of school without coming into school, cell phones in normal class periods with teacher designation, Study Hall periods will be available for seniors to have one period for college-credit work, Tardies, Attendance to Participate may be determined by principal’s discretion, Excessive Absenteeism - Added or (10) absences in a semester, Graduating with honors, class memberships, Computer Science, Promotion and Retention and Testing.

Randolph will host a Prom party July 21. There will only be a meal. No outside of Randolph High School dates will be allowed. The governor has decreed that there be no dance.

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