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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Newburg A+ Program up and growing

  • NEWBURG - After the Newburg Board of Education approved the meeting agenda as well as the previous month's board meeting minutes, the board's hour-long session kicked off with a report from Oleta Rhoads, who serves as the high school's A+ Program coordinator.
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  • NEWBURG - After the Newburg Board of Education approved the meeting agenda as well as the previous month's board meeting minutes, the board's hour-long session kicked off with a report from Oleta Rhoads, who serves as the high school's A+ Program coordinator.
    The A+ Program is a scholarship fund which is made available to eligible high school graduates who attend a public community college or vocational/technical school or certain private two-year vocational/technical schools.
    Rhoads noted that among her goals for the school year is work on updating the student parent counsel handbook as it relates to the program.
    Also on her agenda is the creation of a Power Point presentation and the creation of a website for the A+ program.
    Also at the Aug. 22 meeting, the board address a number of action items. Among them:
    • Superintendent John Westerman was appointed as the school safety coordinator for the 2013-14 year.• The "Nepotism, Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure" policy was approved.
    • Admission fees for activities for this school year will be the same as the 2012-13 school year.
    • A substitute teacher list was approved
    The board then moved to approve updating a number of the district's policies and regulations. These included:
    • Updating the district policy on safe ladder use and the use of prescription medication at school,
    • An annual meeting regarding parent and family involvement in education needs to be held in order to fulfill federal guidelines for this program, and
    • Updating the district policy on computer use while at work
    Finally, Carol Myers was approved to provide speech and language therapy services. As well, Davita Cox was approved to teach the morning 3-year-old preschool class.
    The next school board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19.
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