President Adam Erdkamp opened the Exeter-Milligan School Board with four board members present in the Exeter site gym and two additional members on zoom.
The Board quickly reviewed and approved the consensus agenda.
The history department, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Marr, gave a curriculum update. Murphy reviewed some of the special events the department participates in and Marr gave a power point presentation on the subjects reviewed by students in his courses.
The policy review was rescheduled due to COVID.
Under old business Superintendent Paul Sheffield noted that they expect results from the study with Fillmore Central sometime in December.
The board briefly mentioned the negotiations committee and the separation incentive program which will need to be offered to eligible employees next month.
Also next moth the board will vote on renewing the softball coop with Fillmore Central and Friend. Sheffield informed the board that two students participated this year, “I anticipate two girls will participate next year. Friend and Fillmore Central are both interested in renewing.”
Sheffield also noted that the unofficial election results show the top three as Eric Milton with 454 votes, Allen Vavra with 555 votes and Paul Jurgensen with 392.
The board asked Sheffield for an update on the COVID plan with the new directed health measures.
Sheffield reported that basketball games would be open “to immediate family only. One way to do this would be to do JV on another night. . .We have shared the plan with Public Health Solutions and they thanked us and would not change anything. We want to have all of the activities. The only way we can do that is to be vigilant.”
He added that in an online discussion with other conference schools about when and if they have moved to online learning has come down to the factor that most of their teachers have been quarantined.
The board set he next meeting for December 9 in Milligan at 7 p.m.