It was a socially-distanced meeting that occurred in the second floor of the Sturgeon R-V’s Patton Street Campus as five members of the Sturgeon R-V School board held their May 14 meeting. Misty Doss – school board president, Heather Dougherty, Denise Flaspohler, Charles King, Bethany Stone attended in person. Jill Halliburton and Kevin Smith attended online.
Jennifer Campbell, Sturgeon High School principal, gave her board report. She said the SHS prom is scheduled for June 27.
Graduation is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 11.
Geoff Neill, R-V superintendent, discussed summer school
“We have been working on summer school and we will be offering virtual summer school through Ingenuity,” Neill said.
He said the tentative date for “in-seat” summer school is July 20 through Aug. 14, depending on Columbia/Boone County. Health Department recommendations. “If conditions do not allow for an in-seat version of summer school we will offer an online/virtual option for select students.”
He said SHS summer school would likley be on-line only. “We have added wi-fi hot spots to our parking lots, for those students who do not have internet access.”
High school summer classes may be limited to personal finance, health and credit recovery, offered online and proctored by a Sturgeon teacher.
Neill said they are looking at ACT options, where students would take it in two different groups, including an option for SHS juniors who were unable to take the test March 24.
“All our busses are sanitized, we are ready to roll, but we are waiting on guidance from the state.” he said regarding transportaion. He also said if social distancing requirements were not relaxed by the beginning of the school year the district would struggle to have enough busses and drivers. “Depending on CDC, Boone count Health Department and DESE requirements, student transportation in the future may be challenging,” Neill said. “For example, under current conditions a bus would require multiple sanitations for day as well as have a maximum student capacity of 12 students at a time.”