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Superintendent evaluation reviewed

Dist. 20 board studies different drafts.

Members of the District 20 school board think it’s time to use a different form in evaluating their superintendent.

At a meeting Monday night, board president Scott France said he and board members Bruce Clark and Nate Wyatt have been using the same form for several years.

France said a new evaluation, created by Nebraska State School Board Association officials, will be available in November.

Members were asked to read different drafts and e-mail suggestions to board member Lisa Geiken, who will put them into one evaluation they will approve.

On another matter, the board reviewed summaries of policy series 8000, which are internal board polices, and 9000, which deal with board bylaws.

They can be viewed on the school’s website at: www.

In board action, members approved a request by fifth-grader Javon Kruse to option into the Brady school district.

During reports, the board:

learned that rural bus route numbers are close to normal and that drivers drive more than 6,000 miles monthly, picking up and delivering students from school.

Rex Foster drives the far-north route with 14 students and Mark Boson drives the north route with 14 students. Both use micro buses. Large school buses are driven by Wendy Williams, who drives the east route with 46 students, and Cliff Brock, who drives the south route with 36 students.

heard that officials are deciding whether to pay a lesser amount ($5,000) for wall tile in the rest rooms and kitchen or have it replaced since superintendent Mike Teahon said workmanship was not good.

The administration is also deciding what to do about pre-washing problems with a dishwasher.

heard that seven teachers in the elementary have been trained as project reader interventionists where specific goals are set and assessed for a small group of students.

were informed that 67% of high school parents and 97% of elementary parents attended conferences.

were told that a professional development coordinator from McGraw-Hill helped teachers with a new elementary reading series.

were made aware that sophomores will take a PLAN test, a precursor to the ACT Tuesday, instead of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

Three teachers will be trained to use a new statewide system designed to help students review for NeSA tests.

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