The Scott City R-I Board of Education met in regular session on January 22, 2014. Board members Scott Amick, Beth Cox, Sally Porch, Gary Miller, Lisa Schaefer, and Gary Elders were present.

The Board conducted the following business.

  • Curriculum/A+ Coordinator Keisha Panagos presented information regarding District curriculum work. The staff has been working diligently to align the curriculum with the common core standards and expect to have the work completed by early March. In addition, Dr. Panagos informed the board of the professional development teachers have been receiving this school year during PD days. Major focus in the PD area has been based on instructional strategies including "Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback" and "Identifying Similarities and Differences". During the next PD day, teachers will receive more information on the strategy "Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition". Following her discussion concerning curriculum and instruction, she gave the Board an update on the A+ Program at the high school. Currently, there are 251 students in grades 9-12, and 126 of those students have turned in the A+ Contract. She, also, informed the board of the Algebra I EOC requirement for students to score proficient or advanced on the test to be A+ scholarship eligible.
  • The first semester attendance rates were reviewed by the Board. The District attendance rate was 96.30%. Elementary posted a 96.56% attendance rate, middle school was at 96.51%, and high school stood at 95.75%.
  • After reviewing the schedule, the board approved the testing calendar as presented.
  • The Board certified the ballot for the April 8, 2014 election. There are three, three year terms available. Those candidates certified were Scott Amick, Sally Porch, Jeremy Pruden, Heraleen Bowers, and Brad Uelsmann.
  • Superintendent Diann Ulmer distributed the draft form of the updated Comprehensive School Improvement Plan to be adopted at the February meeting. The CSIP Plan connects goals and action steps to the current Missouri School Improvement Program 5 standards. In addition, it contains local goals developed by parents, community members, students and staff.

In Closed Session, the following business was conducted.

  • A performance evaluation was conducted for Superintendent Diann Ulmer. At her request, no action was taken on her contract. Mrs. Ulmer's current contract extends through the 2014-15 school year.