On Monday evening, in a regular scheduled meeting the Barr-Reeve school board moved to accept the recommendation for the 2013 School Budget, Capital Projects and School Bus Replacement Plan as advertised with no discussion or input from local patrons.
Professional development requests were approved for Stephanie O’Brian to an area band directors meeting, and Jordan Guinn to a meeting of area Spanish teachers where student learning objectives will be planned and discussed. A leave to Indianapolis in November to a Fall professionals ponference was also approved for Technology Director/Title I Administrator Annetta Graber.
Annual Improvement Plans from elementary principal Linda Parsons and jr./sr. high school Principal Jeff Doyle were presented and approved. Doyle, who was in attendance, stated that his improvement plan was really no different than in years past.
“Our graduation rate has been at or near 100 percent and is something we want to work to maintain. And obviously the attendance rate is something that we always work to improve,” he said.
Parsons was not in attendance, but the Elementary Improvement Plan as presented by superintendent Travis Madison will focus on literacy and some K-2 testing in preparation for the IRead test that is administered to them as third graders.
Mr. Madison, along with the school board, attended a workshop in Indianapolis as the corporation goes into exploratory and fact finding mode on having an operating balance referendum at some point in the future.
More information will be forthcoming in future meetings.
In other business,
ECA recommendations were approved, as well as the following winter coaches recommendations for girls sports:
Varsity girls basketball ——Mark Holt; JV girls basketball- Tim Sanders; varsity girls basketball assistant — Joe Rademacher; High school girls basketball volunteers — Amber Rademacher, Michelle Wood; 8th grade girls basketball — Kevin Wood; 7th grade girls basketball — Mark Graber; Junior high girls basketball volunteers — Lindsey Graber, Steve Bullock; 6th grade girls basketball — Tenley Lester; 5th grade girls basketball — Paige Knepp; Elementary girls basketball volunteer - Michelle Davis.
The next scheduled board meeting is set for Monday, Oct. 8.
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