Boise City elementary to receive new playground equipment
The School Board of Boise City received word on Monday night that new playground equipment has been shipped and should arrive the week of Jan. 24.
The equipment will include a fitness area, extra swings and a climbing wall. There will be trash cans and benches for parents and teachers to sit and observe.
Near the entrance to the cafeteria will be more benches, trash cans and some concrete Tiger's paw prints. These benches will have been purchased with funds from box-tops.
Superintendent Dan Faulkner informed the board that construction has begun at the auditorium. The bathrooms are being made handicapped compliant and that to do so, they will be swapped. What was once the women's restroom on the north wall will become the men's room and vice-versa. The change, Faulkner explained was necessary because of the added space needed in the women's restroom.
Faulkner also explained that the present heat lamps that prevent the bathrooms from freezing are being replaced by more energy-efficient panel heaters. The construction should be completed by March.
Elementary Principal Mark Newton offered thanks to the Boise City Rotary Club for their donation of dictionaries and the “I like me” books.
Newton also informed the board that Sandy Miller is trying to coordinate some adults to come in and help by mentoring students in math and reading.
Newton told the board that an alignment of grades was needed, and that probably the elementary and middle school would align with the high school and have just As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Fs, doing away with A and B pluses and minuses, and having “straight Ss and Us for elementary grades.
Newton then asked that Feb. 24 be set aside for Mrs. Daffern to host the jump rope for heart fund-raiser.
High School Principal Kim Jenkins told the board that the academic team traveled to Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa so they could compete before the regionals in Canton this weekend.
An eighth grade high school orientation class will be scheduled to inform the students and their parents about the high school experience and expectations.
Coach Bruner will host a football camp during the last week of school.
The High school gifted and talented students will travel to Canyon, Texas to the Historical museum.
Jan. 31 is basket ball homecoming.
FFA week will be in February.
On Feb. 2, 18 students will job shadow.
Jenkins asked that the board give semester test exemptions to those students with an A and three unexcused absences and a B with two absences.
Faulkner told the board that with a mid-term adjustment, the school will lose $18,000 in funding next year.
The board met in executive session, and then in open meeting voted to roll Faulkner's contract over for two years.
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