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|Paynesville Press - September 20, 2006|
School board approves yearly goals
The Paynesville Area School Board took the following actions at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12.|
*The board approved the district's improvement goals for the 2006-07 school year. The four main goals are: to create learning opportunities which challenge all students in District #741; to continue communication efforts in connecting with students and community; to have 80 percent of all students to be working at grade level in reading and math; and to operate an efficient budget, maintaining a fund balance of six to eight percent.
The administration will provide a written report and documentation to the board about these goals in January and in June.
*The board reviewed changes to the athlete-parent handbook, which included a definition of probation for students who fail a class between spring semester of grade six and fall semester of grade 12. A seventh grader who failed a class during spring semester, for instance, would need to be passing by midquarter of the fall semester in order to play their sports.
Athletic director Kyle Nehowig and secondary school principal Lorie Floura agreed that if students want to participate in athletics that there needs to be incentive and motivation to achieve academically. An exception was made for students in theatre, who showcase talents for a shorter period of time and thus were pardoned from probation.
*The board tabled a review of superintendent Todd Burlingame's goals for the 2006-07 school year.
*The board approved an employee assignment for Diane Gilk as pre-school screening assistant for the 2006-07 school year.
*The board approved an employee assignment for Tammy Neu as a special education paraprofessional in the elementary school for the 2006-07 school year.
*The board approved an employee assignment for Cheryl Porter as a media paraprofessional, effective from the end of September through the end of the school year.
*The board approved an employee assignment for Lori Carbajal as a paraprofessional for Title I in the elementary school for the 2006-07 school year.
*The board approved changing the employee assignment for Michele Moser from an elementary special education paraprofessional to be a special paraprofessional in the high/middle schools.
*The board approved an employee assignment for Randi Ampe as pre-school assistant for the 2006-07 school year.
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