Mountain Grove Schools Do Well In Annual Audit and MAP Scores
(Mountain Grove, MO) — The Mountain Grove School Board met Wednesday night at the High School Media Center. After approving the agenda and minutes and paying bills, the board heard a report on the school board’s annual audit. This audit is done every year at the request of the school in assuring that it is maintaining compliance with state regulations and school board policy…
The auditor gave a mark of clear of opinion on all the school’s current financial books and accounts. The board approved a change to the board policy on dual enrollment to reimburse 1 class per a student per a semester from the old policy of 1 class per a student per an academic year. The board discussed and will research ideas for adding a student representative to sit with the board. Superintendent Jim Dickey said that he believed the Ava school district held an essay contest to elect the student representative and would do more research into the rules for such a representative and how the school could elect one. The school board reviewed the just released Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) scores.
Some numbers to note, Mountain Grove students performed 76.2% proficient in English-2 compared to 61.9% statewide. In Algebra-1, Mountain Grove students were 49.4% proficient compared to 47.6% statewide. Mountain Grove students were 57.9% proficient in Algebra-2 compared to 40.2% statewide. In Social Studies, Mountain Grove students were 40.6% proficient in Government compared to 40.0% statewide in Government. And in science, Mountain Grove students were 48.6% proficient in Biology-1 compared to 45.8% statewide. Overall Mountain Grove students performed better then the rest of the state. The full report can be found here.
In other business, the board discussed immunizations and how many parents were refusing to have their child be immunized against various diseases for religious reasons. The board also discussed a few events going in within the district, including the middle school greenhouse program, to teach the students about consumer agriculture that don’t have a farming background, the elementary school socials, such as grandparents day that each classroom has one time a year and getting family involved in the education process, the Response to Intervention program allowing students that are doing well to take additional enrichment classes along with the district participating today in the Great American Shakeout Earthquake Drill. That was followed by a closed session to discuss personnel.