The Chariton School Board approved a Modified Allowable Growth Dropout Prevention application at their Jan. 12 meeting. The board approved the application for at risk/dropout prevention funding in the amount of $238,821.

Enclosed in the board members’ packet for the school board meeting was data from the Chariton School District’s at-risk/dropout prevention program.

“The program currently funds the alternative program, the JCLO program, and the building at-risk programs. The requested amount for the at-risk/dropout prevention program levy is $238,821. This is an increase from last year where we asked for $233,960. Both years we have asked for the maximum amount available to our district,” Achenbach told the board.

The board also approved for Columbus Elementary Principal Derek Philips to be the Title IX Coordinator.

Board policy readings approved

The board approved the final readings of Board Policy series 803 regarding selling and leasing and series 804 regarding Safety program. “There are no changes to those policies from what we approved before,” Achenbach told the board.

The board also approved the first reading of Board Policy series 900-903. They also approved the first reading of Board Policy Series 502.92 regarding the use of motor vehicles.

Achenbach spoke some about the Policy Series 502.92 regarding the use of motor vehicles. There was one change in one paragraph of the policy regarding students driving to school with a student driving permit. The paragraph states:

“Students who live further than one mile of school, and would not otherwise be eligible for a student driving permit, may be eligible for a student driving permit, for driving to and from school and school activities and practices, if the student is at least 14 and a half years of age; attends Chariton Community School District, has completed an approved drivers’ education program; and is involved in at least one school sponsored activity.”

The one change made in the aforementioned paragraph was changing the words “attends Chariton High School” to “attends Chariton Community School District.”