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April 23, 2014

ND board looks at handbook

ELNORA — The North Daviess school board heard a first reading on the changes to the 2014-15 school handbook Monday night. Many of the proposed changes deal with the student dress code, more specifically with leggings and "skinny" jeans.

Members of the board agreed to a one year contract with AME to provide two full-time technicians for $100,000. Superintendent Bob Bell said that the agreement would be a cost saver for the school system because AME would be paying the technicians benefits.

Ader Sealcoating was also recommended for sealcoating and line striping the parking lots and driveways. The company had the low bid at $32,575.

In other business, the board approved the retirement of Russell Dart, junior high/high school social studies and science teacher. Dart has been teaching 42 years. Dart will be taking his last field trip with students to Kings Island for Physics Day on May 2 and was recognized for his years of service in helping facilitate Red Cross blood drives at the school. Dart has been involved with 67 blood drives at North Daviess.

Chalee Swartzentruber was also recommended for the Title I READ3 summer remediation program that will run May 27- 30 and June 2-5. In addition to the reading remediation program, the corporation will offer Jump Start Summer School Monday through Thursday from July 14-31 for first through third grade. The classes will meet from 8:15 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. A supervised agriculture education class for high school students will also be offered over the summer if 15 or more students enroll in the class. Students can receive a minimum of 75 contact hours.

Three women were also recommended for cheer coaching positions. Hanna Moore will serve as the varsity cheer coach with Jessica Echavarria as the assistant varsity coach and Lauren Bullock as junior high cheer coach.

At the elementary, 89.9 percent of third grade students passed the IREAD3 spring session. Two students had received perfect scores on the exam. To help the nine students that have not passed the exam, small group pull out sessions have been utilized and the students will be in summer remediation. The students will be tested again on June 5.

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