Part of the consent agenda reviewed by the Sweet Springs Board of Education Wednesday evening included a request from one of the board members.
According to unofficial meeting minutes, board president Robert Fuehring stepped down as president. Fuehring remains a member of the board but will no longer preside over meetings.
During their regular session, the board approved several items including this year's FBLA trip agenda. The Fall Leadership Conference will be held in Denver, Colo., this year, and roughly 15 students are planning to attend. Students and approved chaperones will leave Thursday evening, Nov. 8, and return Sunday, Nov. 11.
The district currently boasts an attendance rate of more than 97 percent. High School Principal David Reinke noted parent/teacher conferences are scheduled from 3:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, and Elementary Principal Melanie Schlup reported 315 students and parents attended Family Literacy Night on Oct. 4.
As the schools prepare for fall and winter programs, the district is preparing for future sporting contracts. Board members approved continuing the junior high football cooperative with Malta Bend for one year, which requires approval each year.
Other business Wednesday included accepting a resignation from Sam Hall as bus driver in addition to approving a board resolution authorizing the district to participate in the National Purchasing Cooperative. According to district officials, the BuyBoard cooperative assists in acquiring volume discounts while providing online product ordering. There is no charge for the district to participate.
After their open meeting, board members went into closed session to discuss personnel matters. The next regular meeting is scheduled at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, following the junior high basketball game.
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