Dieterich School Board Discusses Goals


Published on October 11 2017 11:09 am
Last Updated on October 11 2017 11:09 am
Written by Greg Sapp

Dieterich school board members Tuesday discussed the district's goals and how they are being addressed.

Members heard the mobile app and new website have been launched and are active. It was also shared that additional dual credit classes are currently offered through the Effingham Regional Career Academy, with Dieterich students participating in Manufacturing Skills and Production Metals classes through Effingham Unit 40 school district. It was shared that the mobile Chromebook Labs continue to be well-utilized and that WIFI infrastructure has been upgraded to help accommodate the increased use. Members also heard the District will again this year seek input from teachers, students and parents through the 5 Essentials Survey, which will take place from November 15 through January 18.

Cory Brown of Mose, Yockey, Brown and Kull presented the fiscal year audit, which showed the district earning a financial profile designation of 3.55. That places the district in the recognition category, which is the highest financial category the State Board of Education has.

The Board approved a facility use request from the Dieterich Quasquicentennial Committee for a Movie Night fundraiser in the gym on December 3, and also approved a senior class trip to Branson from April 25-27.

Board members were updated on the After School Program. The program has 42 students enrolled with an average daily attendance of 25, and continues to be financially self-sufficient. There was also a report on American Education Week activities planned November 13-17.

The Board accepted the resignation of Tim Pezan as head junior high baseball coach and head junior high boys basketball coach, and hired Clayton Campton to coach those programs. Campton had been working as a volunteer assistant for both programs.