Marshall Board of Education was serenaded by Bueker Middle School students and introduced to a new teaching model at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11.
The board also learned the BMS requires roof repairs that will cost about $11,473.
Superintendent Ryan Huff said leaking around the edges of the north addition need to be remedied.
The affected portion of the roof is not the part that was resurfaced recently, he said.
Huff also showed a video that provided an introduction to Shelted Instruction Observation Protocol, an approach designed specifically to help English language learners succeed.
About 20 percent of Marshall's students are considered ELL.
Huff said SIOP will not only help ELL students, though.
"It will help all students," he said. "It's just good teaching."
He said the administrative team has been learning about the model and is preparing professional development training for teachers in the spring.
The agenda included an opportunity to discuss the proposed new building project, but no additional ideas were put forward.
The board also heard program reviews from Michelle Hanson on adult education, from Derek Lark on Saline County Career Center and from Nancy Wiseman on health services.
The board agreed to a change in substitute teacher pay policy. Huff asked the board to consider changing the threshold for considering a sub "long-term" from 20 consecutive days subbing for the same teacher to 10 days.
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