AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board met on Monday for the regular monthly meeting.
Board members discussed the recent compliance visit by the Iowa Department of Education and discussed ideas for improving accessibility. They decided they would schedule a workshop with an architect or engineer to get some ideas about what accessibilty updates to the school facilities are feasible or practical.
The Board also discussed the search for a shared superintendent. The deadline for applications was Wednesday (Dec. 15), and Board members were not sure how many completed applications have been received to date.
Principal Ann Sandine reported that, to date, the Aurelia District has had one 2 - hour late start and no snow days this year.
Sandine also reported that members of the Core Curriculum Team have been trained to use the ICAT (Iowa Curriculum Assessment Tool), which will be used to assess the curriculum which is currently being taught. The Core Team will assist in training the rest of the staff.
Sandine also reported that students and staff have taken a collection of items for teacher Mike Fry, who is deployed in Afghanistan with the National Guard, including a video they made.
High School Semester Tests will be taken Dec. 17-21. School will dismiss for Christmas break at 2:30 p.m. on December 21. Staff will have a professional development day on January 3, 2011, and classes will resume on Tuesday January 4, 2011.
In other business, the Board approved a contract for Colleen Loetz for a second grade teaching position.
The next monthly meeting of the Board will be Monday, January 10, 2011.