Connectivity and calendars were two of the topics Sturgeon’s board of education covered during their February 10 meeting.
They approved a new 2021-22 school calendar that kept the number and length of R-VI’s school days the same. The first day of school will be August 24 and the last, May 20.
Board member Bethany Stone said the new contract would have an ISP provider on campus two full days a week instead of on call as per the previous arrangement.
Additionally, they agreed to a proposal from Geoff Neill, R-V superintendent.
He requested their approval to participate in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s E Rate program.
The program will fund approximately 70 percent of the cost to upgrade. The upgrade, Stone said, should cover rewiring the districts internet backbone in both buildings, K-8 and Sturgeon High School. “The project will help us improve our connectivity for a fraction of the cost.”
In another upbeat funding discussion, Neill said the district had qualified for an estimated additional $600,000 of CARES Act funding.
There is a chance CARES funding will be applicable to some projects originally slated to be funded by the district’s recent no tax-increase bond… For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.