Perry School Board Approves Bus Purchase, Student Trip and Dropout Prevention Application

January 10, 2017 5:35 am

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img_3951The Perry School Board met in regular session Monday.

At the meeting, Assistant Principal Gary Czerniakowski and Middle School Dean Carol Ryerson then shared information they learned at the recent Title IX workshop.  The event took place in December at the Ballard School District.  He said many people think about Title IX only having to do with women having as many opportunities as men when it comes to athletics but really it has to do with all educational opportunities.

The junior class prom committee shared their plans for this year’s event.  The event will be held April 29th at the Lake Robbins ballroom, with after prom activities at the high school.  So far they have raised enough money to pay for the whole event, any additional funds raised will go toward decorations and food at the after prom celebration.  Later in the meeting, the Board approved a $500 donation to the class for prom.

Teacher Leadership and Compensation Coordinator Shannon Cline then gave an update on what the instructional coaches are doing to progress the program.  He says the most positively impacted part so far is the mentoring portion of the program.  He says they’re growing and determining what it means to be a great teacher in Perry.  He says they have gotten a lot of support from Administration and are borrowing pieces from other Districts that have been successful.

Middle School Principal Shaun Kruger also shared information on the recent finance and leadership consortium they attended.  He says it was a hard hitting workshop but well worth it.

A Connect 2 Careers presentation was then shared with the Board.  The program works with people ages 14 to 20 years-old to help them get where they want to be in terms of employment.  The Board shared interest in working with the group moving forward.

High School Band Director Brandon Weeks and Choir Director Jenn Nelson then shared preliminary plans for the band and choir trip to St. Louis in the spring of 2018.  The Board approved the trip as requested.

An elementary school fundraiser was presented and approved.  The students will be selling food and gifts through catalogs and money will be used for a several purposes including the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports program.

The Board accepted the canvass of the Voter Physical Plant and Equipment Levy election results as presented, along with a School Board Review Committee application for administrative costs at the Woodward Day School in the amount of $10,821, a modified supplemental amount application for dropout prevention in the amount of $590,816 and a SBRC charge of administrative costs for Grandwood in the amount of $15,244.

A bus, computer and software purchase was then approved in the amount of $121,000 from Hogland Bus Company.

Board policy revisions were then approved as presented, as were wellness policy revisions and personnel changes.

To hear more about things happening in the Perry School District, tune into today’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program when we speak with Superintendent Lynn Ubben.

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