Superior School Board discusses many issues

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The Superior School District had a busy agenda and addresses such issues as: children with health issues, special education, school ratings and even the formation of a new Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The PTO will hold the first meeting will be held on Aug. 18.

A parent of the community Ms. Thompson asked about special training for children that have health issues and may have occurrences at school. The Superior School Board will hold a special Executive Session meeting on Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. to discuss employee benefits and health insurance and to discuss Thompson’s request to have additional health certifications for staff and a possible Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). A student recently had a seizure at school and the doctor’s protocol and offered to call EMTs, but the family declined the EMT. The student returned to school after being cleared by the doctor. These experiences are unexpected and unpredictable it is important for the teachers and staff to be knowledgeable and do the right thing especially when our children are concerned.

The discussion about having a mentor for the new Special Education Teacher to help with guidance and writing Individual Education Plans (IEP) for the students was approved to pay the mentor a one-time stipend of $5,000. for the year. The Superior School Board approved the employment status for the all the people publicly listed for coaching and club sponsors for the 2014-2015 school year.

Superintendent O’Donnell provided information to the school board regarding facilities and maintenance updates and the camera project update. All cameras are installed and two magnetic door locks are installed. Monitors in the offices and on telephones will soon be completed.

The Superior School Board had an open discussion about the possibility of random drug screenings. Superintendent O’Donnell spoke with several different school districts to understand the policies of other schools in and of our area. Many school districts perform a drug screening process during the hiring process but no random tests during the year. The school board had a productive discussion but no decisions were made.

The superintendent and several members of the school board will be attending the ASBA Law conference in Scottsdale Sept. 3-5 and the ASBA County conference in Florence on Oct. 21.

The Superior School Board authorized the approval of the consent agenda including the prior governing board minutes, ratification of expense vouchers, payroll vouchers and the auxiliary and student activity accounts for June 2014.

The next regularly scheduled Superior School Board meeting is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. All community members, residents are encouraged to attend.

Nina Crowder (98 Posts)

Nina Crowder is a resident of Mammoth. She volunteers in several local organizations. She covers events throughout the Copper Corridor and Superior Town and School governance.


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