School Board Meeting Monday, February 11

Paoli Community School Corporation will be holding a School Board meeting starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 11 in the Conference Room located in the Superintendent’s Office.

The meeting will start with the Executive Session, followed by the Regular Session, which will start at 6:30 p.m. or at the conclusion of the previous session.

At the last school board meeting, there was a first reading of the new Athletic Council Policy. Now, the board will consider adopting the policy and also consider appointing a School Board member to the Athletic Council.

The School Board will also consider purchasing the Newsela trial subscription at a cost of $2,000 to be paid from the Casino Fund. Newsela is an online program that has current event reports and articles that are written at varying levels.

“If one student is on an eighth grade reading level, and another student in that class is at a twelfth grade level, they can still read the same story. The subject areas cover mostly social studies type of materials, but it does cover all subject areas. I think this will be a great resource for our teachers to be able to assign reading texts and know that students will have more of a chance to comprehend the information and use it in class,” said Principal Chad Johnson.

Lastly, the School Board will discuss providing a $500 match with the PTO to purchase another RealCare Baby to be used in the child development and parenting class.

 

Story by Gracie Walls

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