The Scott City R-I Board of Education met in special session on December 17, 2012, to fill the vacancy on the Board due to a resignation. The Board appointed Cathy Raines to fill the open seat until the election in April. Mrs. Raines previously served on the Board for a period of six years.
Following special session, the Board then met in regular session. The Board conducted the following business.
- Several elementary students gave speeches to the Board about what the Seven Habits mean to them and how they incorporate those habits into their lives. The Board also reviewed Data Binders that were created by the students that included such items as their accomplishments and their goals. Scott City Elementary is recognized as a Leader in Me school and utilizes the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People for students and staff. Those students who presented to the Board include Lilyan Landis, Lawson Graff, Jacob Summers, Chasity Wissmann, Dalyn Littlepage, Kacie Daigger, Abby Umfleet, and Olivia Ourth. In addition, Lori Rubel and Carie Boswell, part of the committee of teachers known as the Litehouse Team, presented information to the Board about the leadership program that is in its third year of implementation.
- Middle School Principal Mike Umfleet reported to the Board on the academic coaching program. The program assigns approximately twelve students to each teacher in which students meet individually with a teacher and discuss student progress. The teacher coaches the student in the areas of MAP scores, long and short term goals, and academic progress and seeks to encourage student growth.
- The Board approved the quarterly revision of the 2012-13 Budget.
- Superintendent Diann Ulmer informed the Board that three individuals have filed for the April 2013 election for school board. Those individuals included Gary Elders, Bobby Underwood, and Lisa Schaefer. In addition, she reported the district attendance rate for November was 94.66%, down slightly from last year at this time.
In Closed Session, the Board of Education heard reviews of mid-year evaluations of members of the coaching staff , but took no action.