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Due to changes in funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Lincoln County R-III School District is forced to increase the price of a regular tray lunch for the first time in two years. These changes will take place at the start of the 2013-2014 school year and are as follows: elementary $2.50, secondary $2.60 and adult $3.00. They took this action at their meeting held last week.
The Early Childhood Education Center presented gifts to school board members and R-III administrators at the meeting. The gifts were given as thanks to the board members for their hard work and effort that went in to the new building located on South Main St. Two students from the Early Childhood Education Center presented the gifts. Along with the gifts the ECEC made a short film for the board that included both students and faculty alike talking about their favorite things at the new building, which included; the smart boards, the nature inspired playground and as students put it “its new”.
Jen Williamson, the Latchkey Coordinator, gave a presentation on the Latchkey Program. Latchkey is a service provided by the district that provides activities and opportunities for students whose parents’ schedules may prevent them from being home before and after normal school hours. There are currently 525 kids in eight different schools involved in the program. The program is built around a different theme every month, the latest being “Friendship” for the month of February. The kids are also encouraged to participate in what the program calls Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) as well as other community service projects.
The Missouri Department of Transportation was also on hand to talk about their latest plan “On the Move”. Through this plan MoDOT is asking Missourians to become involved in their long term planning. By providing MoDOT with input and direction Missourians can help shape future projects and priorities.
The board approved funding in the amount of $1500 to the Troy Buchanan High School Future Business Leaders of America organization to help pay for 17 students and 4 sponsors to attend the State Leadership Conference, April 21-23. The board accepted the resignation of fifth grade teacher, Brooke Delaroche, from Cuivre Park Elementary School and voted to rehire all probationary teachers and assistant principals as recommended by building administrators.