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Community Planning Session to be held in April
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HOISINGTON — With a light agenda, the USD 431 Board of Education met at its regular meeting Monday night.
Superintendent Bill Lowry said that the Community Planning Session will be held April 5-6. Each board member is to choose three members from the community to participate in long-term planning for the district. The committee will re-evaluate the goals for the district and school board.
He also reported that the damage from hail storm in late 2012 to school roofs was $364,987, which insurance will cover.
Exemplary Night will be Jan. 19 during Winter Jam. It could be the last one because of changes with state assessments and schools moving to the Common Core.
The district held a school security session with area law enforcement. They are looking at changes such as buzzing people into the building, numbering rooms and doors and adding digital cameras.
The board approved:
•Non-staff driver Diane Zecha.
•The resignation of Mike Madden effective Feb. 1.
In his technology report, Kerry Mooney, technology coordinator, said:
•The iPad initiative is going well and that they’ve only had seven broken iPads, which are being fixed in-house. The district began using iPads for its preschool three years ago.
•The school is considering revamping its web page to add more features.
•The school has had to up its internet bandwidth.