The Chariton School Board approved a media specialist agreement where Theresa Voss will again serve as the school district’s media specialist for the 2019-20 school year.

Superintendent Larry Achenbach explained that school districts are required to have media specialist services as a requirement of compliance.

Voss has agreed to again serve the district for two days per month at $200 per day. She will serve during the months of September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May. She will serve ½ day in each building during the months specified. The cost of the position is $200 X 18=$3,600 + FICA/IPERS.

Board approves Suicide Prevention Training

It was explained at Monday night’s meeting that on March 29, 2018, Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation requiring school employee training and protocols relating to suicide prevention and postvention, identification of adverse childhood experiences and strategies to mitigate toxic stress response.

After a brief discussion, the board approved at Achenbach’s recommendation that all certified teachers, coaches and associates go through the protocols and training for suicide prevention and the other things listed above.

Board postpones action on first reading on mineral rights

The board postponed action on the first reading of the quick claim deed, as written by the school district’s attorney, Ahlers and Cooney, for the mineral rights at Williamson School.

The first reading was tabled because the law firm sent the information about the mineral rights to the district late Monday afternoon, which prevented the board from being able to review it before the meeting.

“We want the board members to read the quit claim deed and to get the information they need before they vote on it,” Achenbach said.

The board approved the final reading of Board Policy 710.4 and 710.4E1 regarding meal charges and the Angel donation form. District Food Service Director Becca Bittner has made recommendations to this policy and the Chariton Community School District’s attorney has also reviewed it.

The board also approved the final reading of the Teacher and Support Staff Handbooks.

Read the August 15, 2019 edition of the Chariton Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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