Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education met in regular session on Wednesday, May 8th at 5:00 pm in the high school library. For the educational program several 4th grade students presented information on states they researched for their “States Fair,” which was held on April 29th at East Elementary.
There were two open enrollments, one resignation, one contract adjustment, two student service agreements, and three contract offers that were presented to the board and approved. The board also approved the student/parent handbooks for each of the three public schools, the staff activity handbook, and the East Elementary volunteer handbook.
The high school will be implementing a hybrid schedule for the 2019-20 school year, offering a combination of “block” 80 minute classes as well as 40 minute classes for students. The last day of school for TK – 11th grade will be May 31st, with the Seniors’ last day being May 23rd.
Superintendent Cory Myer shared that he would like to “begin a school branding campaign or celebration campaign as a means of sharing with our community the positive things that are going on and will be going on in our school district. This will begin with the creation of our own personalized school app that will allow students, parents, and community members another level of connectivity to our school district and create an awareness of all of the great things happening. In addition to the creation of our school app, we will be increasing our social media presence, making changes to the school website, and promoting SheldonSchools.com – where great things are happening every single day!”
In addition, Myer reported that House File 499 was passed by both the House and Senate on Thursday, April 25, 2019 and has been sent to the Governor for signature, stating that high school teacher Gene Bomgaars and his Ag students were instrumental in the creation and passing of the legislation that allows pick-up trucks to be used to transport students.
In old business, the tiered diploma proposal was tabled and will be revisited at a later date. In new business, the price of adult school lunches will be increased a nickel, to $3.75, in order to meet DE compliance. The staff handbook and the substitute teacher handbooks were presented for review and should be approved at the June meeting.
As a final note, for parents and guardians who have struggled in the past to make it to one of the school registration events, there’s a bit of good news. Registration for the 2019-20 school year will be available online in addition to the walk-in dates.
The next regular meeting for the Sheldon Community Schools Board is set for Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, at 5:00 pm in the High school library.