The Board and Superintendent Denney began the evening by honoring six students for their placement in essay contests. The three eighth grade students who received award certificates for their achievement in the America & Me contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, were Alyssa King, first place, Jadien Cyrocki, second, and Grace Fix-Corbin, third. Three high school students also won placements in an essay contest with the Susan B. Anthony Essay Contest, sponsored by the Jackson Women’s History Council. The three students were Page Ferris, first place, Dakota Yeaster, second place, and an honorable mention to Brock Spink.
Student council reported collecting over 200 canned goods that they donated to the Hillside Methodist Church’s food pantry.
A resolution in support of the passage of Proposal 1 was approved. Their support is due to the hopes our school district will receive additional funds from the state to help in the education of our students.
Superintendent Denney researched other technology service providers to see if another company could match the level of service we received from JCISD. The district was inquiring to see if we could improve the services we are currently receiving. Our current agreement with the JCISD ends this summer. At the present time, remaining with JCISD is our best option.
A news release came out on March 23 from the JCISD outlining the status of the “Balanced Calendar” discussions. The release may be reviewed on our Facebook page. It appears the balanced calendar concept has been put aside. The districts are currently discussing a common calendar for our districts.
Our elementary school is in need of a new roof this next year. The district is aware of some design problems currently with the roof at the entranceway. Superintendent Denney and Mr. Hubbard have been exploring what could be done to remedy the situation at the least amount of cost. They have come up with a design that would solve the icing problem at the entrance and also provide an area of enclosed entry allowing more comfort for waiting parents and students.
The Board approved a maternity leave request from Leslie Vermeulen with an approximate start date of April 13, 2015 until the end of the school year.
Superintendent Denney and the Board expressed their congratulations and anticipations of our sports programs. It has been a very good year to be a Comet!!