BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon Superintendent Nicole Jiran reviewed the draft of the proposed superintendent evaluation at Wednesday's meeting. The 19-page document is based on board members' input and focuses on four objectives with measureable goals and timelines. The first formative evaluation is scheduled for December.
Jiran sought input from board members on a proposed drug testing policy. There was a consensus that the policy would apply to 7th-12th grade athletes and could go into affect with the winter sports season. The district would employ a company that would conduct and report on random tests.
A formal proposal will be presented to the board at the October meeting.
Brick work on the new school is continuing. Loose furnishings and technology for the new building will be bid Nov. 6.
Board member Mary Ruth Crandall announced the Heritage Committee will meet Sept. 24. She invited suggestions as to what from the old building should be moved into the new school.
Elementary principal Jennifer Losey introduced Project More, an intense, one-on-one reading intervention program. Skill deficiencies would be targeted and volunteers would work with students four times a week. In order to implement Project More, volunteers will need to be recruited and trained.
The board approved lists of chaperones for the outdoor school and for an overnight cross country trip.
The board is to meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10.