North Clay Board Discusses After-School Program


Published on April 20 2017 12:26 pm
Last Updated on April 20 2017 12:26 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Access to grant funds has enabled North Clay schools to establish an after school program.

North Clay Superintendent Monty Aldrich told board members Wednesday night they had a very short time to get information out to parents and get staff members to assist with the program. 

The district began the program on Monday, April 3. The program operates Monday through Thursday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30. Aldrich said they started with approximately 45 students and by the end of the first week, turnout had reached 128 students.

The program is for students in Grades Pre-K through 12. They have around 25 staff members who work with students each day. Students have the opportunity to complete homework and engage in a variety of activities. Aldrich said many students are doing enrichment activities and some are getting extra practice with skills that need improvement. Band, choir and music lessons are also being offered. All students get a snack and have recreation time.

FFA Alumni President Terry Hronec presented their budget and asked for approval of a donation of drainage tile from Ag Drainage Inc for the FFA plot. Hronec plans to report back with a proposal from the drainage company.

High school principal Keith Price spoke regarding dual credit opportunities for next school year and presented information on a possible summer school program for those in need. Action on the matter could come at the May board meeting.

Registration for the next school year was set for August 2 from 9am to 7pm, and an organizational board meeting was scheduled for May 1 to seat those members elected earlier this month.

The Board expelled a student until the beginning of the second semester of the 2017-18 school year, but stayed the expulsion upon fulfillment of a principal's probation contract.

In personnel moves, the North Clay board accepted the resignaton of Jason Lewis as transportation secretary, athletic, high school assistant boys baseball coach, and junior high boys basketball coach at the end of the school year. The Board also accepted the resignation of Ben Farleigh as high school boys basketball coach, David Guinn as junior high assistant boys basketball coach, Kaylee McCollum as high school assistant volleyball coach, Nicole Lewis as high school cheerleading sponsor, and Ronnie Hyder as high school assistant boys basketball coach as of the end of the school year. The Board granted a maternity leave for Avery Williams beginning in August, granted a leave of absence for bus driver Heather Rosch, and hired Christopher Boose as substitute bus driver. The Board also adopted a resolution to dismiss Leslee West as junior high Scholar Bowl coach as of the end of the school year, and granted the administration authority to hire a transportation paraprofessional as needed through the end of the school year.