Mountain Grove School Board Discusses New Learning Standards
The Mountain Grove School District board of education met Wednesday night and started with a reorganization session. Returning board members Shane Coffman and Howard Hawkins were sworn into office and the board voted to keep Howard Hawkins as the president, Mark Hyde as Vice-President, and Teresa Dowden, Treasurer and Carolyn Mitchell as Secretary. The board then re-adopted board policies BBF and BBFA before adjourning and reconvening in regular session.
During regular session, Director of Support Services Tom Johns explained the track repair and asphalt bid…
The bid was approved for $28-thousand-500-dollars. Johns also discussed the need for a new vehicle for the district to replace one of the aging vans.
The Wehr Ford bid of $37-thousand-280-dollars was approved. A report was presented to board from the school districts science teachers on the re-write of science curriculum to meet the new Missouri Learning Standards.
The board heard discussion about how the new curriculum is tied to specific standards. The board then approved the new curriculum and then heard a report on a new program at the elementary level to help students that tested at low IQ level but did not meet the threshold for special education. The “Take Flight” program would allow those students to sit in a separate classroom where they would receive more individualized instruction to help them catch up with their peers. The board also discussed and approved the food services report and administrative report before voting to enter closed session.