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Education

February 18, 2014

Band trips approved, Howar sports expansion supported

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The Collaborating for Kids Committee from Lakeview then spoke to the board about how the students and staff at the school have been implementing the Response to Intervention program. Lakeview was chosen as a pilot school this year to put the program in place. Data collected at the school and other pilot schools will be used as the state roles out the program to the rest of the districts in the coming year.

The student school permit policy was discussed. Board member Michelle Moore brought up the policy for discussion. Moore brought up some ideas that could be used to better enforce proper use of school permits including decals for student permit cars and having a list of what are and are not school activities that the permit can be used to drive to for parents and students. Board members Tom Lange and Nick Hindley wanted to get legal opinions on what options the district has in regard to student school permits.

The board then approved a contract for the purchase of high school yearbook for $10,566.30 before also approving the fundraising calendar presented by Activities Director Greg Fisher and the sports officials' contracts that were presented.

The board then reviewed reports from the administrators. Activities Director Fisher brought his desire to put a new sound system in the Lakeview gym to the board's attention. The board received packets for the upcoming superintendent's evaluation. They also scheduled a joint meeting with the Moulton-Udell district for Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Moulton-Udell. Financial reports were then approved before the board adjourned.

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