Below are some of the highlights from the February 8th Linn-Mar Board of Education meeting.
Please note these are just some of the highlights and do not represent the official minutes.
During the work session the Board participated in a brief discussion on completing a survey to determine where they are as a Board and to determine areas of focus, strengths, and improvements.
During the At-Risk/Dropout Prevention Modified Supplemental Amount Application report it was shared that the 2016-17 application will request the maximum amount of the grant, add funding to support a summer reading program for students identified in need of additional support based on their FAST assessment results, and that there was a change in the submission date for the application from December 15th to February 5th. As a result of applying for the maximum amount of the grant and incorporating potential funding into the grant application for the summer reading program, the monies spent to fund these programs out of the general fund will be freed up for other uses.
Five requests for proposals were sent out regarding the before/after school childcare programs housed at Bowman Woods Elementary, Indian Creek Elementary, and Westfield Elementary for the 2016-17 school year. Four proposals were received, reviewed, and rated by members of the Administration, Building Principals, and Buildings School Administrative Managers (SAMs). A recommendation will be made to the Board during the February 22nd regular session.
Dawn Young, Compass Supervisor, gave a great re... more