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Board set for Thursday meeting

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Clay Community Schools Corporation will meet at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, and have several new items to discuss.

The board will meet at the North Clay Middle School Media Center.

Seven new items are on the board's agenda for Thursday, including:

* Approve advertising of 2009 budget, capital projects plan, school bus replacement plan and levy neutrality,

* Approve advertising of property tax shortfall levy appeal resolution, hearing information sheet and petition to appeal,

* Update on NovaNet,

* Preliminary class size,

* Accept donation,

* Brazil Public Library Board appointment, and

* Clay City Junior Senior High School coach's handbook 2008-09 (first read).

In addition, the board will go over four old items, including the Northview and North Clay coach's handbook 2008-9 (second reading), Northview athletic handbook 2008-09 (second reading), school board policy manual (second reading) and job descriptions (second reading).

Supt. Dan Schroeder will also provide a report and those in attendance will have an opportunity to deliver comments. Board members will also deliver comments.

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One of the main concerns of this meeting should be the class sizes in all of the elementary schools. I for one know that there are 60 Kindergarten Students in one elementary school and that is just too many students for one teacher to teach. Not one teacher can effectively teach that many students and help the one's that need help and have time for the other students to teach them. I for one am a parent who thinks that there need to be three kindergarten teachers at all of the schools since kindergarten is now all day.

-- Posted by beautiful978 on Mon, Aug 11, 2008, at 10:59 AM

I agree that many class sizes in our schools are way to large, however there is no way with all day kindergarten that one teacher has that many students. There may be two teachers covering 60 students (which would give each 30 and is still way to large for that age group), but it would be against the law to have one class with 60 students in it.

-- Posted by IMHO on Mon, Aug 11, 2008, at 11:33 AM

What on earth does " Brazil Public Library Board appointment" have to do with a school board meeting? Does the school corporation oversee the library system? Where is the connection? I am confused...

-- Posted by BackHomeAgain on Mon, Aug 11, 2008, at 6:37 PM

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