On Nov. 12, the Jamestown C-1 School District Board of Education met to discuss updates regarding its ongoing virtual learning and the district's students of the month.
The meeting started off with the board recognizing the students and the staff member of the month. The students of the month are Danielle Sliger, Audrey Mettenburg, Sarah Baepler, Kendall Imsland and the entire sixth-grade class. The sixth-grade class created a petition so they could participate in the school's mock election, which ended up being canceled due to school closure, but the students took the appropriate steps and made a change within their school. The staff member of the month is Christina Griffin.
The board then heard public comments and talked a bit about how virtual learning is going.
"Jamestown staff began preparing for virtual instruction last summer," superintendent Gretchen Guitard said. "The staff attended professional development in August. From the first day, students were practicing and submitting lessons both in paper and online. We recognize there will always be challenges with this type of instruction, but we are very pleased with the staff, students, and parents' support of this necessary step. We are hopeful to return to in-seat instruction on Nov. 30."
Next, the board watched a video of a program evaluation presented by FFA president Anna Scheperle. The board then approved the design drawings and specifications for the new HVAC units in the gymnasium, the Senior Trip Policy 5662 and the revised bus routes.
They ended the meeting with providing board candidate filing information and the first reading of policies 2115, 6180 and regulation 6190.
The school board's next regular meeting is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 10.