MTZ school board approves junior high handbook
By BLAKE FAITH
The Mt. Zion School Board voted on and approved the. 2022-2023 Junior High School student Course Planning Handbook at last week’s meeting.
The handbook will be made available online and in-paper for students and families. The goal for this is to prepare students for what classes they need to take in order to prepare them academically for their future. For example, if a student wanted to take calculus in high school this junior high course planning job handbook will tell the student and family what classes they need to take in order to get to calculus in high school.
Superintendent Travis Roundcount also gave an update on COVID cases throughout the district. On January 19, for that single day there were 59 positive cases throughout the district.
I can’t give enough thanks and appreciation to the teachers, the principals, custodians, bus drivers, everybody for all their efforts to keep the kids in school,” Superintendent Roundcount said. “We all know that’s the best place for their education. They’re doing their best to provide a safe environment.”
The board also heard a presentation from McGaughey Elementary Principal Heather Ethell on Early Childhood Special Education. Mt. Zion school district brought back their students that were at Pershing and built a program that consists of two teachers and three paraprofessionals that help and support the students throughout the day. There are academic goals, speech and language good that are set for the students that the students meet.
The next Mt. Zion School Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.