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February 5, 2019

Posted Date: 02/05/2019



Superintendent Update


The following is a summary of last night’s board meeting.  The meeting lasted about 1.5 hours.



  1. Call to Order
  2. Visitors
    1. Student Awards

Students who showed growth on their recent MAP test were recognized.Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Turner were also recognized for having high student success.

  1. Millage Discussion

Mr. Raney gave an explanation of the millage extension election to the group. The funds to be raised are to improve the athletic facilities.Early voting starts today and election day is Tuesday next week.If you are a voter and live in the school district you are eligible to vote on the issue.

  1. Consensual Items of minutes and financial report were approved.
  2. Business Items
    1. Expenses > $10,000 were approved.

Merchants and Planters Bank of Newport, bond payment, $87,971.88.

  1. Student Transfers

None at this time.

  1. Staffing Discussion for Next Year.

A discussion was held about increased costs of running the school district in the future and what we can do to be more efficient.A report of all staffing was looked at K-12 to review student/teacher ratios. Our current enrolment is 1036 which is lower than last year.Funding for next year will be based on our 3rd quarter ADM (Average Daily attendance).Our last ¾ ADM was 1064.If we do not have an increase in enrolment this will be reflected in next year’s budget.

  1. HS Enrichment Report

MAP testing results K-12 were reviewed.This showed the growth of students and is a predictor for ACT Aspire testing.

  1. Employment
    1. Employment/Resignations

None at this time.

  1. Superintendent Evaluation

The district’s goal for the year are to be presented during the next meeting.

  1. Adjournment



Have a great day.


John Gray