By CHRISTY JANKOWSKI
Elementary Principal Jodi Neaveill started off stating, “The elementary school has had a wonderful start to the 2021-2022 school year. Students and staff are wearing masks, practicing social distancing and washing hands frequently and sanitizing throughout the day.”
The STAR Reading and Math assessments are completed. The Leading to Reading LTR program began September 7th. The Math and Reading RtI groups will start soon, as well as reading recovery lessons. Teachers yvette Casner, Sydney McRae, and Amanda Roberts all work with these programs. Midterms were sent home September 17. All students 3rd-6th grade now each have their own chromebook.
In the Elementary there are a total of 263 students.
Important Upcoming Dates/Information:
•School Picture Day October 6
•Dewitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department dental exams and sealants October 12, 15, and 22
•Parent Teacher Conferences September 30 and October 7, 4:00-7:30pm
•Scholastic Book Fair October 4-8
•Homecoming Bonfire Thursday at Piatt Fairgrounds, Homecoming Parade Friday at 1:15pm, Game Friday evening
•The board approved Lori Urquhart retirement
•The board approved Mary Webb and Karen Wildman as part time Math RTI teachers
•The board employed Kim Lange as Unit Office Executive Assistant
•The board accepted Anna Peter for High School Volleyball and Ben Peter for High School football voluntary services pending background checks
•The board paid the bills in the amount of $415,441.26
•The board approved second reading and adoption of IASB Board Policy Changes
•The board approved the FY22 school district budget
•The board approved and Intergovernmental agreement with Meridian for speech pathology services
•The board approved school nursing services with Decatur Memorial Hospital
Superintendent Brett Robinson stated, “My board report highlighted the completion of the elementary school playground and the progress of the brick refacing project at CGHS. I also provided an overview of the requirements of the Governor’s latest Executive Order relative to school employees.” He elaborated in an email all school employees or volunteers must provide proof of vaccination or be tested weekly for COVID, effective September 19.