The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday at 6:05 p.m. to review, set, and approve the tax rate for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Dr. Hanson recommended to approve the operating levy for 2.9733, a debt-services rate of 0.5600-cent, and .2000-cent for capital projects. The Board approved and set the tax rate.
The Monett R-1 School Board of Education met on Thursday evening, August 18, at 6:10 p.m. for the regular board meeting. The following business was conducted during the board meeting:
Minutes from the regular July meeting of the Board of Education were approved.
The consent agenda was approved, including the following items:
Paying the bills
Clear Activity Accounts
Approve 2015-16 Annual Secretary of the Board Report
Set Tuition Rate ($8,400)
Approve surplus property bids
Approve PDC plan
Approve CPE door bids (Ron Miller Hardware)
Approve CPE change order #7 and #8
Employ Classified Personnel (Lorna Doss, Cinthia Cole, Rejeanna Williams, Sydney Shoemaker, Angela Hayter, Alicia Milligan, Linda Sooter) and the substitute list
No program this evening.
Dr. Hanson reported to the Board the theme for the year is “Focus on Learning”—specifically, a standards-based approach to learning. Dr. Hanson also provided the Board with an overview of new legislation that will impact the school district.
Dr. Hanson shared first day student enrollment totals showing 2,215 in attendance, slightly down from the previous year; however, since the beginning of school, this number has increased to 2,272.
Review of Summer Projects
Superintendent Hanson provided an update on summer capital projects that included the improvements of new construction at CPE, parking lot improvements at CPE and the high school, and security projects at various locations through out the district.
Curriculum and Instruction
In the area of curriculum and instruction, Assistant Superintendent Mike Evans reported to the Board
information regarding the newly adopted Missouri Learning Standards, the updated assessment schedule that accompanies the standards, and the tentative timeline for the release of APR data from DESE. Dr. Evans also presented an introduction to dual language (DL) programs and discussed how DL could benefit Monett students.
Mr. David Williams, Monett High School principal, presented the AP results to the Board. In 2016, there were 72 students who took a total of 103 AP exams. Twenty-eight students received a qualifying score on one or more exams for a total of forty-three qualifying scores. Mr. Williams also shared his plans to expand both AP and dual credit offerings at Monett High School.
Review Scott Region Technology Vaccination Bids
The Board approved Bruner Pharmacy for SRTC vaccination bids at $17.80 per student.
Dr. Hanson directed the Board to specific MSBA Board policy revisions in their packets for a 30-day review.
No action was taken when the Board returned from closed session.
Monett R-1 Departmental Updates:
Monett R-1 Athletics Daryl Bradley, Athletic Director
The fall sports season is off and running. I want to praise the efforts of our coaches and student athletes for all the hard work and time they have put in this offseason. We should see the fruits of our labor this fall as we strive for conference, district, and state championships. I am especially proud of the way our student body has come together to support our student athletes at fall sports Pride Night and the football Jamboree. I’m excited about the continued culture change occurring in our kids.
Promoting sportsmanship has always been a focus for our administration at MHS. We want to promote an opportunity for a fun, positive cheering experience for everyone. The students are cheering loudly for our teams without being negative towards the other team and officials.
The Monett R-1 School District is continually trying to improve in everything we do, and athletics is no exception. The maintenance staff and coaches have worked on several projects this summer to upgrade our facilities. The girls’ and boys’ varsity locker rooms received a fresh coat of paint on the walls and floors. Burl Fowler Stadium upgrades include new walk-in awning with lighting, baby changing stations in the men’s and women’s restrooms, and new garbage cans for the stadium.
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Monett R-1 Special Services Teena Fare, Director
As I write this, we are in the final hours of preparing for students to start classes. I look forward to seeing the excitement that comes with the first day of school. Teachers throughout the district have worked throughout the summer to make 2016-17 a great year. The Special Services Office supervises programs for students who may need some type of additional supports. Those programs include Early Childhood Special Education, Parents as Teachers, Special Education K-12, Gifted Education, Section 504 Compliance, and Homebound Instruction.
Child Find Requirements The State of Missouri requires all public schools to publish public notices annually to assist in locating children in the districtwho may have disabilities and in need of special education services. I have included a link to the notices in both English and Spanish. Please notify our office at the number below if you need additional information.