New student attendance boundaries approved, effective 2013-2014 in R-III District schools

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:11 am

At the February 19 Lincoln County R-III School District Board of Education meeting, board members unanimously accepted and approved the recommendation of a community-based Boundary Committee to adopt new elementary attendance boundaries for the 2013-14 school year. The adopted boundaries impact approximately 500 elementary students.
The R-III Board of Education understands many families would prefer to remain at their current school, but will continue to follow their residency policy (Policy #2230).
The adopted boundaries provide the district better building utilization, room for growth and looks to the future by creating a “feeder” system for a two middle school district. The Lincoln County R-III School District and the Board of Education would like to send a special thanks to the Boundary Committee, which comprised of approximately 40 community members. The new boundaries are a result of a new, small K-5 elementary opening in the Claude Brown Building. Claude Brown Elementary, the home of the Cardinals, will open in August 2013.
Members of the Boundary Committee of the Lincoln County R-III School District were in attendance at the meeting with Jim Ladlie sharing comments. With the committee was  Rob Schwarz of the demographics company contracted by the district.
The DRAFT of the Boundary Committee’s recommendation is now available online. Printed copies will be available at the pre-kindergarten school, elementary schools and middle school in the coming weeks.
In other action, the board approved the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year with the first day of school being Aug. 15, 2013.
Karla A. Braa-Sirorine, a district bus driver,  led in the Pledge of Allegiance. She is a former staff sergeant serving in the U.S. Air Force  from 1981-1988. She was a security law enforcement specialist.
Among the items approved in the consent agenda was the following employment action:
Terminations (retirements, resignations, etc.)- Keara Barber, CPE latchkey helper; Kelly Funk, NGC math teacher; Kathy Hardy, WCE kindergarten teacher; Venessa McNees, bus driver; Sabrian Walsh, latchkey helper.
Employments: Micki Augustus, Holly Baker, Kelsey Loar, special education paraprofessionals; DeAnna Lindemann, special education teacher; Jennifer Nichols, paraprofessional; Wendy Parker, latchkey leader and Ashley Piros, nurse.
The board approved two regulation changes. They include a revision adding a clause that all parent volunteers must provide a clear background check before volunteering and a federal records check will be required along with state records check for employment. They also approved a school resource officer agreement for 2013.
Two curricular presentations were given. One by three students-Robin Brewer, Baylee Schnider and Jenna Hahn, Troy Middle School; Principal Jerry Raines and Chris Watkins, teacher, on the Junior Achievement Program. The other was by Amy Salvo, principal at New Horizons, on activities and successes by the students of this school.

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