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R-VI School Board hears preliminary budget

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:47 am

State qualifiers ­- After competing at the district choir contest in Mexico, the above-pictured Centralia High School vocal music students will compete in the state music contest at the University of Missouri, Saturday, April 27. They are, From the front, left: Joella Melegrito, Zeke Hamilton, Sarah Spires, Sam Boyd, Aleigha Dollens, and Beth Heimann. Middle row: Sarah Noonan, Presli Barnes, Nathan Greene, Schuylar Hatton, Lily Stidham, Abbie Ross and Maddie Lipford. Back: left to right: Xaden Lockett, Emily Burkhardt, Dillon Dunn, Tyler Reinerd, Seth Beard, William Rolfson and Callie Timmerberg. R-VI photo.

State qualifiers ­- After competing at the district choir contest in Mexico, the above-pictured Centralia High School vocal music students will compete in the state music contest at the University of Missouri, Saturday, April 27. They are, From the front, left: Joella Melegrito, Zeke Hamilton, Sarah Spires, Sam Boyd, Aleigha Dollens, and Beth Heimann. Middle row: Sarah Noonan, Presli Barnes, Nathan Greene, Schuylar Hatton, Lily Stidham, Abbie Ross and Maddie Lipford. Back: left to right: Xaden Lockett, Emily Burkhardt, Dillon Dunn, Tyler Reinerd, Seth Beard, William Rolfson and Callie Timmerberg. R-VI photo.

An audience of 24 sat in on the April 8 meeting of the Centralia R-VI Board of Education. They saw the board welcome two new members while saying farewell to two departing members. They also heard preliminary budget discussions and a very brief discussion regarding online access to board meeting information.

They heard board member Erle Bennett discuss the possibility of formulating a policy to protect Wednesday nights and Sundays as family times, avoiding school district events during those times. “In my opinion, Wednesdays ought to be rare and Sunday almost never.”

When board member Jason Hedrick said he wanted to see the actual policy, Bennett said he was not sure there was one. “I think we should be very cautious about encroaching on those days. They’ve got to have one night when they can catch up on their homework and family time.”

“I think that is fair,” Hedrick responded.

The board agreed to continue the discussion and examine a formal policy proposal at their May meeting.

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