To accomplish that goal, the district plans to add a home and careers teacher as part of a almost $44.32 million spending plan adopted last week by the Hudson Falls Board of Education. "They feel like having that presence in the building makes a difference for them". The superintendent said the district has improved in his short time here though. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we appreciate your support of Enid Public Schools".
As expected, though, elementary school enrollment is decreasing, he said.
Disagreement, uncertainty and fears will continue in the wake of the Altoona Area School Board's awarding of contracts on Monday for the proposed high school construction and renovation project.
Limiting school board members to two terms in office gives them an acceptable amount of time to be effective, enact changes and reform, Donalds said, but ensures they do not become married to the system and become entrenched as a political figure.
That's because the school board will be voting on a new superintendent - and on the new superintendent's proposed contract. Chief Operations Officer Randy Neeley said the district is working on an application to receive NTI days again for next school year. That would come after years of clashes between some county school boards and charter-school operators about whether charter schools should be allowed to open.
The staff additions, focus on fiscal stability, and plans to address long-standing overcrowding, follow the recommendations of veteran former school superintendent Jack Bierwirth.
If this is approved, the cost would not be different than going through any other election, according to the director of communications for Alachua County public schools Jackie Johnson.
Transportation costs for special education students increases in the budget, but the district is hoping to cut the costs for transporting other students. LISD is one of three school districts that has been in hot water over the past months for allegedly trying to inappropriately push an agenda on state elections.
Bryan school board members voted unanimously Monday night to add a 2 percent increase to the employee pay scale.
At a previous meeting, the base bid estimate for the roof was set at $523,500, while the estimate for the heating and cooling system project was $636,500.
Andrews said the district is better than it was when he got here.
"However, when considering high student achievement, teacher relationships with students and teacher expectations of students has a very high correlation to success", Schley said.
When asked how she would vote on motions to remove Carpenter as the board's president or from the board completely, Dachtler said she couldn't make that decision at the moment.