December 17, 2012
In the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut, increased security measures being taken in Sedalia schools will be discussed during Monday night’s Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education meeting.
This past weekend, doorbells were installed at the district’s elementaries, the Pettis County Early Childhood Co-Op and Sedalia Middle School “as a temporary ‘buzz-in’ solution for the buildings’ front doors,” according to Superintendent Harriet Wolfe. She added that Nightwatch Security will assess all district buildings the beginning of this week for more permanent solutions.
Also Monday, the board is scheduled to vote on a boundary change that would move about 25 students from Horace Mann Elementary to Parkview Elementary beginning in the 2013-14 school year. Increased enrollment has created crowding issues at Horace Mann. Last month, Principal Todd Fraley told the Democrat: “There comes to a point in time where you run out of space, and we are at that brink.”
Under the change, Horace Mann’s eastern boundary would move from Washington Avenue to Ohio Avenue between Broadway Boulevard and 20th Street.
The board also is scheduled to approve its annual rental agreement with the Missouri State Fairgrounds for use of the Mathewson Exhibition Center for commencement, scheduled for May 18. It also will discuss dual credit and weighted classes, as well as a preliminary report on the district’s performance under the latest version of the Missouri School Improvement Program.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the media center at Smith-Cotton High School.