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What’s been happening up at the school?
Many of our community members wonder what’s happening at Buckley. We have been busy this fall. It’s hard to believe that we are already looking at week nine of the school year and the end of the marking period — not to mention Halloween! This short update will focus mainly on our recent Board meeting. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the school office at (231) 269–3325.
At our Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night, the Board listened to updates and also took action on several items.
Student assessment report
Mrs. Allys Dreves, the district’s testing coordinator, shared some historical assessment information for the school district, discussed the district’s decision to continue to use as well as expand NWEA testing, and showed some graphical information about student performance during the first round of testing from the fall.
New teacher laptops
The Board voted to purchase 35 new teacher laptops which will in turn allow the four-year-old teacher laptops to become student laptops. The older computers will be redistributed to computer labs and teacher classrooms. Mr. Nuckels, the technology coordinator, sorted through several bids and discussed the bids with teachers and staff to determine exactly what the need is throughout the school. The school will work through this process during the next few weeks.
The Board also approved the hire of two new paraprofessionals, Mrs. Carrie Wicker and Mrs. Lori Pickard. Everyone would like to welcome them to the school.
It’s going to snow soon
The Board also awarded the snowplow bid for the 2014–15 winter season to Pahl Excavating, LLC, of Buckley. Three companies submitted bids to plow snow for the school this winter.
The Board also awarded a second year to Mr. Kile Charnes, dean of students & athletic director, through June 30, 2016; awarded a 1% pay increase to non–union administrative staff; approved the contract with the Buckley Education Association through August 2015; created an Ad Hoc committee to develop a manual for District Operations; and scheduled two additional special Board Meetings. The Board’s Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 11, at 6 p.m. and a special Board Workshop with MASB facilitator Mary Kerwin will be held at 6:30 the same evening.
The Southside Hideout will be hosting three dinner nights to help the boys and girls basketball teams raise money for the upcoming season. See attached flyer for details.
The start time for the Junior High volleyball game scheduled for Wednesday 10/15 at GTA has been changed to 5:00 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.