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The Skyline R-II Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, Dec. 16 with six members present.
The consent agenda items were discussed and approved.
In new business, the board voted to accept the following program evaluations: school climate dealing with student and staff recognition; health, which has been changed recently without a R.N. or full-time nurse clerk; instructional effectiveness, which looks at student performance and how to improve it; and professional development, focusing more on in-district workshops and Tier II training.
The board then discussed whether to increase insurance coverage and add cyber coverage.
MCE is creating a website which the district will be able to link to on their website to keep board policies up-to-date and available to the public.
Several board policies and regulations were updated. Three new policies were accepted: recording of meetings allows districts to limit parent recording of meetings between district employees and parents/guardians, a seclusion and restraint policy is designed to meet statutory obligations that will become effective July 1, 2011 and the student allergy prevention and response is a new comprehensive policy mandated by state law dealing with school staff response to allergic reactions.
In the superintendent’s report, enrollment for November was 83 students and 11 preschoolers with an attendance of 94 percent.
School board candidate filing runs Dec. 14-Jan. 18. Skyline will have three positions available.
Skyline was accepted into the eMINTS Validation Project as Group 2. Middle school teachers will begin training this summer.
The school will also start getting new technology (laptops and smartboards) with this grant this summer.
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.