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Suring School Board Hears "Our Family" Report
The Suring Board of Education met on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:30 pm in the district administrator's office. In action items approved were Feb. 8 minutes, financial report, fall 2017 student youth options application, and the 2017-2018 CESA 8 contract.
In addition, the board approved the 2017-2018 health and dental renewal premium with WCA (UMR), Charlie Breed as the junior high assistant track coach, and the district secretary taking minutes at all board meetings.
Fourth grade teachers Mrs. Runge and Mr. Garrigan were introduced and shared information on the publishing of the Grade 4 Student Book Project "Our Family", which was one of their many successes this school year. Fourth grade students Lauren Wichman and Emily Peterson read their family stories to the Board.
Superintendent Kelly Casper presented the January transportation report and food service expenses and revenues. She told the board that the Alumni Hall of Fame application deadline had passed and applicants will be reviewed by a committee which consists of two school board members, two teachers, and administration. A schedule was shared with the board regarding future town hall meetings where the district will release information on how referendum money is being used. The district is seeking input from its parents regarding summer school. The district asks that parents take time to fill out the survey found on the district website or Facebook page.
Pam Berg, principal, gave her monthly report which included the ALICE training that took place on February 21 with students in grades 4K-12, the FBLA Region III Leadership Conference which was hosted in the district and coordinated by Becky Dickson and Tammy Steffeck on February 4, and the opportunity students in grades K-8 had with Opera for the Young. In addition, she shared that Literacy Night was a hit with 179 participating in the event.
Amy Kasten, special education/curriculum director, updated the enrollment of special education students and reviewed the district assessment schedule and spoke about the partnership that is taking place with area schools with building science curriculum which is aligned to the Next Generation of Science Standards. In addition, she shared the changes the district will make with updating curriculum.
The next monthly board meeting will take place on April 12 at 5:30 pm in room 300.