BROKEN BOW— The Broken Bow School Board had a less than eventful meeting just a few days before the District 25 School Board Debate. The board had very few actionable items, but did discuss at length on the Superintendent Evaluation Tool on Monday, October 15. The evaluation is being re-worked to list objectives that are more specific than the broad objectives that are currently listed. This evaluation is used to grade the performance of the Superintendent according to the goals that are set. Another type of evaluation is used for teachers which had previously been discussed at the boards work session. The board unanimously approved the use of the current evaluation tool for the teachers.
One of the more impressive stats was the behavior improvements that were brought forward by High School Principal Rusty Kluender. Mr. Kluender talked about how the behavior of the students has improved dramatically in the past three school years. The statistics are taken from the first day of school to October 10. In that period of time, 47 students were written up for behavior issues in 2016 which then decreased the next year to 30 students. In 2018 however, a new low was reached as only 14 students were written up for behavior issues.
The board also approved for the surplus of chrome books to be sold at the parent-teacher conferences. There were around 60 chrome books that were phased out as they became outdated. The selling price of the chrome books has not been set, but the estimate was $50-$75.
The next board work session will take place November 5 at 7:30 P.M.
The next regular board meeting will be held November 19 at 7:30 P.M.