School Board Gets Audit Presentation, Discusses Sex Offender Policy
The Ord Public Schools Board of Education conducted its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 11. Board member Josh Zangger was absent for the meeting.
Superintendent Jason Alexander reported that the insurance bill is due this month for $70,791 worth of insurance for property and auto liability. The district's gas purchase will be done in the upcoming months. Other bills included the audit bill, Promethean boards, and preschool first quarter. All bills were approved with the Treasurer's Report.
In the Communications report, Alexander supplied thank you cards to be signed by the Board to be sent to The Ord Quiz, Petska Backhoe and Plumbing, and the Ord Rotary Club.
Ord Elementary School Principal Doug Smith told the Board that a letter has gone out to parents of students who have not submitted immunization records by the deadline, or who have not taken the required physical and vision tests. Smith said that there are also some instances where the school has not been given copies of birth certificates. He reported on the trip to Washington D.C. that he and Mrs. Augustyn were taking later in the week for the Blue Ribbon School event, and their tentative schedule of events. He also talked about Family Literacy Night last week.
In his report, Ord High School Principal Mark Hagge reported that the ACT test was administered at the school on Oct. 26, and 20 of the 60 students who took the test were OHS students. He congratulated the boys and girls Cross-Country teams, and the the Ord FFA Chapter for their success at the National Convention. Receiving the American Farm Degree were Johnny Ference, Amanda Shepperd, and Christie Schauer. FFA Advisor Dave Ference said that less than 1% of FFA Members earn the American degree. Hagge stated that the FBLA hosted a Business Discovery Day on Oct. 23 that was a great experience for the students. The first term of the school year ended on Oct. 16, and final grades were posted. Hagge next congratulated the music department on the success of the Fall Concert on Oct. 26. He also congratulated the boys on the football team that qualified for the Class C-1 playoffs, the FCCLA program for its Halloween parade, and the girls' volleyball team. In addition, he thanked Marsha Plugge and Rebecca Vanek for helping sponsor the front office concession stand, which earned in excess of $250 toward the t-shirts that the eight grade students wore in the Veterans Day program.
The full story is in the Nov. 20 issue of The Quiz.