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Holden R-III Board Of Education Holds Monthly Meeting Feb. 13

Reports, one old business item and seven new business items were on the agenda when the Holden R-III School Board of Education met Monday, Feb. 13.

Before the Board moved into reports, two of its member, Gerilynn Hoover and Bobby Zimmer were presented certificates of completion of their Board Member Refresher Training.

Opening the reports section of the meeting was Grant Guevel, speaking about the A+ Program.

He said the H.S. currently has 139 students signed up for the A+ eligibility. He also highlighted requirements, goals, mentoring, and changes to the A+ program.

Following was the Library/Media Services Report, by Robin Eissler and Abby Weber, District librarians. They highlighted services, collaboration between building librarians, elementary and middle school book fairs, and updates to the libraries.
Next was the Special Education Report, by Buffie McConville, SPED Director. She noted the District’s SPED department had received the highest rating possible on the latest DESE review. She also highlighted the strengths, goals and changes within the program.

In the Technology Report, Emily Brockhaus, Director of Technology, highlighted the tech leaders and staff, digital citizenship day, the new student tech program, HUDL cameras, the middle school digital art pilot program, and professional development. She noted the tech department averages 14 tickets per day, takes approximately one day to repair and return a device, and…

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