HOUSTON — It was all about goals at Monday night’s Hardin-Houston Board of Education. The board adopted goals for the high school, elementary, and district.
Houston High School Building Goals
• Create lessons that will strengthen student understanding, which in turn will increase the district grade card.
• Communicate with fifth and sixth grade teachers regarding students who have received RTI services in the past in order to monitor their progress early in the year.
• Continue to update and implement safety plans and procedures to strive for a safe learning environment.
• Implement and structure Wildcat Time to assist struggling learners within our classroom to improve the PI score on our LRC.
Hardin-Houston Elementary Building Goals
• In an effort to improve achievement of students in the lowest 20 percent, a Response to Intervention Model will be implemented. Targeted interventions will be used, progress will be monitored, documentation will be kept, and adjustments will be made accordingly every 6-8 weeks.
• Hardin-Houston Elementary staff will successfully implement balanced literacy and the mathematical practices at all grade levels. Designed checklists will be used during walkthroughs to monitor progress.
• Hardin Houston elementary will successfully create unit lessons tied to specific learning targets and prepare for formative instructional practices.
• Achieve the highest ratings on the state report card.
• Optimize all building systems and fulfill the 5-year strategic plan.
• Provide a safe and secure atmosphere for students, staff and community members of the school district.
• Continue progress toward completion of the campus.
• Maintain fiscal responsibility and continue to monitor the fiscal position of the district.
Also at the meeting the board hired Jill Hein, Doris Monnier, Teresa Knouff, and Charlotte Phipps as certified mentor teachers.
They also approved Scott Bayless, Jill Bornhorst, Doris Monnier, Jackie Selover, and Andrea Wintrow as certified morning or afternoon student supervisors.
Formative Transformational Team members Nate Fridley, Molly McKee, Jill Hein, Doris Monnier, Beth Hollinger, Charlotte Phipps, Teresa Knouff, Lisa Koesters, and Kara Smith, were employed by the board.
As well as a list of certified and classified substitutes, Craig Knouff as a substitute bus driver, and Nate Fridley as a van driver.
They accepted the resignation, with regret of Lee Wemmer as cook and custodian.
The board approved student trips for the National FFA Convention and the FCCLA Leadership Camp.
They entered into an agreement with the Midwest Regional ESC to provide a part time title I teacher, elementary intervention specialist, and a gifted intervention specialist.
In addition they accepted bus fuel bids from Shaffer Oil for the period from September 2016 to August 2017.
The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Media Center.