Tipton School Board meets

The Tipton R-VI School Board met Sept. 13 in the Board of Education office.

Superintendent Scott Jarvis went over the financial report and informed the Board of the possibility of more money coming to Missouri schools through the new job creation bill.

He also mentioned a water problem on the playground and discussed the possibility of installing rolling sod to help control water runoff.

Elementary Principal Kelly Kohler reported the elementary students did well on the MAP testing. He reported enrollment is down by 12 students from last year, with a total of 264. Attendance of the enrolled students was 98.48 percent in August, up from the 98.43 percent in August of last year.

High School Principal Jeremy Ellis reported the Mathematics Department had a 28 percent increase in its Annual Proficiency Target (APT). It also met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in all subgroups. The Communication Arts Department was reported to have done well, but dropped one percent in its APT. It also met the AYP as a whole, but not in all of its subgroups.

Enrollment for August was 324 with an attendance rate of 97.8 percent, higher than the 96.2 percent rate from the same time last year.

After review, the Board approved forming a High School Drama Club.

At a special meeting held Aug. 26, the Board approved, by a vote of 5-1, forming a cooperative sponsorship with St. Andrew's School for junior high football for the 2010 season. The request was from St. Andrew's School and was presented by Supt. Jarvis with his recommendation. The cooperative effort was approved with a flat rate of $1,000 to be reviewed in March for the 2010 season.

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