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La Harpe Community School District

The La Harpe School Board held a regular meeting Tuesday night, September 16th, in the school district library.

School board members in attendance were Dan Horton, Ricky Johnson, Pam Campbell, Rex Huston, Deanna Stambaugh and Cindy Wear.

Also present were Superintendent Jo Campbell, Principal Lila McKeown, Jeanne Clayton and several community members.

The Fiscal Year 2009 Budget was heard and adopted. Bob and Linda Shutwell were approved as sub bus drivers and Marjorie Dowd was approved as one to one special ed. bus aide.

Mrs. Mencel presented information about a possible FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) chapter and some community members' views were expressed concerning the current sports coop contract.

Principal McKeown reported the good success of the Open House at which both teachers and students performed. Many positive comments were received from those who attended the event.

Baseball is coming to its completion, girls' basketball has begun, and student council elections are among the many school activities taking place.

The 1st grade learned about farming on a field trip to the Carthage Extension Center and the 5th grade traveled to Fort Madison, Iowa, to visit the LST-325 Floating WWII Museum.

The teachers received a refresher course about the web pages they are each creating.

Appreciation was given to Mrs. Sholl for maintaining the school website so well. A large amount of school information has been added to the site including recent photos and articles, daily announcements, and the agendas and approved minutes of school board meetings. Mrs. McKeown encouraged everyone to visit the school website at