STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND School board members discuss bullying
BISMARCK School bullying today is not like it was in the past, and school districts need to take action.
That was the message Friday at a school cyberbullying talk for North Dakota school board memb... Posted on 10/30/10 at 9:57 AM
Though more than 100 community members attended Monday’s meeting, the Jamestown Public School Board voted 5-4 not to renew discussion about its April 25 decision not to hire the son of the Jamestown High School principal.
The Jamestown Public School Board moved one step closer to a program for future kindergarten students and their parents at Monday’s meeting.
Superintendent Bob Toso presented the board with a cost estimate of $10,900, which doesn’t include a $5,000 grant for the Gearing Up For Kindergarten program.
I am sorry I said the words “get over it” in regard to comparisons of Jamestown with Fargo and Bismarck at the last Jamestown Public School Board meeting. I did not intend to hurt anyone and will try to use my words more cautiously in the future. Contrary to what you might think, hear from friends, or read on Facebook, I like Jamestown.
The Jamestown Public School Board agreed to apply for funding for a program that would work with parents and students preparing to enter kindergarten at Monday’s meeting.
Gearing Up For Kindergarten is offered through the NDSU Extension Service, said Superintendent Bob Toso.
Adequate Yearly Progress numbers are in and while the district as a whole failed to meet the requirements, three schools did, which is considered amendable, said Superintendent Bob Toso at Monday’s Jamestown Public School Board meeting.
Diane Hanson was elected to fill the soon-to-be-empty Jamestown Public School Board seat at a special board meeting Thursday morning.
In a 5-4 vote, Hanson was chosen over Ken Astrup, who served on the board for 18 years before being defeated in 2008 by 61 votes.
The Jamestown Public School Board briefly considered using its interim fund surplus to lower property taxes at Monday’s meeting.
Board member Roy Musland proposed a reduction of 10 mills for two years. It would effectively save a taxpayer with a $100,000 household $45 annually and $30 a year for a taxpayer with a quarter-section of land.
The interim fund currently has a surplus of about $6 million.
Negotiations between the Jamestown Education Association and the Jamestown School Board developed Thursday as both sides laid out proposals for a new two-year contract.
Early retirement was the subject of one of the major changes proposed by the School Board.
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