Slater BOE talks upcoming school year, hears reports

Monday, July 23, 2018

Several items were approved at a Slater Board of Education meeting Thursday, July 19, including new eligibility criteria for free and reduced meals, the bread bid from Springfield, the milk bid from Central Dairy Company/Prairie Farms, and a fuel bid from Ray Carroll Fuels and MFA Oil Company for the 2018-2019 school year.

According to meeting minutes, the board also approved the Life Academy for the upcoming school year, bills and payroll in the amount of $100,283.86, and the core data screen three district contract.

The elementary report states MAP scores are not available at this time.

“DESE hopes for these to be available in September/August,” Elementary Principal Becky Drummond said in her report. “DESE informed us that we are compliant in all areas of federal programs through the tiered monitoring that took place throughout the 2017-2018 school year. DESE also has informed us that we meet all requirements and are compliant in the area of special education for annual determination with a full scale rating of four.”

According to the superintendent’s report, school registration is set for Thursday, Aug. 2, with S-Club cookin’ up uniforms the same day. Teachers will report on Monday, Aug. 6.

Graduation time has been moved for the 2018-2019 school year, according to the report. Graduation will be now be held at 2 p.m. instead of 4 p.m. on May 12, 2019.

During her report, Superintendent Debbie Gonzalez thanked Gayle Bales Sanders for a donation of $2,000 and Sandy Hisle, who donated $300 to the football program.

A tax rate meeting has been scheduled. The report states the levy hearing will be on Thursday, Aug. 23, at 5:30 p.m.

The report also indicates the board approved Homeless Coordinator and Foster Care POC Abby Lenger as the district social worker for the upcoming school year.

Jayme England, Tedd Wiseman, Matt Campbell, Jason Stockman, Rita Wolfe and Mechelle Pannell were all present Thursday evening. The Slater Board of Education will meet again Thursday, Aug. 16.

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