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The Worth County R-III Board of Education held a meeting on May 16, 2022. During the meeting, the board filled the remaining teaching positions that were open. Jessica Maschino was hired as the 7-12 grade counselor and Sarah Smith was hired as the 9-12 grade mathematics teacher. The board also approved the graduating class of 2022 and approved the revised Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. The board voted 7-0 to place Proposition Tigers on the August ballot that would renovate the agriculture education building, construct a community center/auxiliary gym, and other needed improvements to the facilities. In administrator reports, Mr. Adwell reported on the 22-23 student council officers, HS summer school that will begin in May 20, and discussed several end of year banquets and award ceremonies. The underclassman awards will take place Wednesday morning on the last day of school. Elementary principal, Mr. Borey, discussed career day where six guest speakers took time to come talk to the elementary students about their professions. He also highlighted the activities of Teacher Appreciation Week and end of year testing incentives and kick-off parties. Many summer professional development opportunities that teachers will attend to focus on ways to improve instruction in the classroom were discussed. Mr. Smith discussed the crowded end of year schedule with activities in full swing. HS track competes at the state track meet the weekend of May 20-21. Summer workouts begin May 24. In other reports, Mr. Healy outlined the planning process as the district looks to attain the new state minimum salary for teachers. The state will fund 70% of the increase based on the current salary schedule of the district. The Governor’s grant is optional for school districts and the district must provide a 30% local match. The budget and salary schedule will be approved at the June board meeting. In summer maintenance work, the board decided to accept a bid for agriculture building roof repair. The board also approved work on high school hallway locker painting and refurbishment. The next board of education meeting will be June 23, 2022 at 7:30. More information on the meeting and board of education agendas can be found at:

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