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Sturgeon R-V Board reorganizes

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:54 am

An audience of nine attended the April 10 meeting of the Sturgeon R-V Board of Education.

Returning Sturgeon R-V Board members Kevin Smith and Jill Halliburton being sworn in by board secretary Peggy Leerhoff.

Returning Sturgeon R-V Board members Kevin Smith and Jill Halliburton being sworn in by board secretary Peggy Leerhoff.

The meeting began with the swearing in of incumbents Jill Halliburton and Kevin Smith who returned to the board after the district’s non-election. Tim Parkinson was nominated by Charles King as board President. Misty Doss was nominated by Heather D as VP. Both were unanimously elected. Smith was unanimously elected treasurer and Peggy Leerhoff was appointed board secretary.

Vaughn said the PTSO was an awesome success and raised twice as much as last year. Karen Groves said CTA would be electing new officers later in the month.

John Kruse described high school activities with the phrase “tons and tons of stuff.” He said 37 parent attended the high school parent teacher conferences, which he said was a significant number.

He said the RV FFA Entomology team of Mary Yoder, Ben Gallentine, Angela King, Madison Utterback, placed first in their CDE, March 15 at the Smithton contest.

He called the district’s first home track meet, seventh and eighth grade event, a “huge success … Everybody seemed to have a real positive experience.”

He said EOC tests were coming at the end of the month.

Eight grade gradation is 7 p.m., May 22, Kindergarten graduation is May 23, SHS graduation is May 12.

Summer school has 89 students enrolled so far and will be from May 29 to June 29.

Ray Smith and Darrel Smith have announced their retirement as R-V bus drivers. R-V Superintendent Geoff Neill said if they could not find enough bus drivers the Clark route would have to be combined with a different route and some stops would be eliminated.”

Spec Ed director Peggy Fadler said 30 students had been screened for the 2019-20 kindergarten class. At least two have yet to be screened. She said the screenings were held at the Sturgeon First Christian Church. Additionally, 43 children have been enrolled in the R-V Pre-school.

Parkinson read aloud two staff resignation letters, from John Kruse, SHS principal for the last five years. His resignation was accepted 5-1 with Denise Flaspohler opposing. Kylee Foster K-8 school counselor also resigned. Her resignation was unanimously accepted.

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