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Board Looks Ahead Approves Graduation Date

At the Wednesday, December 12, 2018, regular board meeting of the West Central C.U.S.D. #235 Board of Education the board approved the WCHS seniors' graduation date as Sunday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. (a week after Mothers Day).

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary School cafeteria by Board President Jodi Arnold.

All board members were present at roll call.

President Arnold led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Under Good News Items the following items were highlighted:

The agenda was approved with the following addition under Discussion Items:

The board approved the Consent Agenda. Items approved under the Consent Agenda included the following:

The board discussed the current prom policy after hearing comments from Cindy Rhinehart regarding the age restriction on attending prom.

The board received a proposal from Matthew Stewart regarding the purchase of new band uniforms for the 2019-2020 school year. These uniforms will be purchased with a combination of district funds and fundraising efforts.

The board reviewed and heard reports from the building principals as well as a Technology Report from Mrs. Frakes, a report from our District Psychologist and Special Education Director, Shaila Ayer, and a report from Shane Tucker, our Athletic Director.

The following items were noted:

In other business the board:

The board entered closed session at 6:56 p.m. to discuss the following topics:

A. The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint lodged against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity.

A. Collective negotiating matters between the school board and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees.

A. Student disciplinary cases.

A. The placement of individual students in special education programs and other matters relating to individual students.

The board took the following action in regards to personnel:

The board was reminded that the next regularly scheduled meeting will be Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the West Central Elementary cafeteria.

There being no other business to come before the board, the board adjourned their meeting at 8:57 p.m.