Policy, Handbook Overviews At Wayne School Board Meeting

WAYNE – Ahead of a work retreat, the Wayne Board of Education met at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. The meeting focused mostly on approving district policy.

Many school districts go over their policies and handbooks over the summer months, and Wayne is no exception. Reviews and hearings were held for the anti-bullying, student fees, homeless student, parental involvement, Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities and Sped policies. No one from the public spoke, but Superintendent Mark Lenihan went over the policies with the Board.

A second reading was held and approved for the following policies: Title I Funds, employee antidiscrimination, student discipline, equal opportunity, child abuse reporting, married students, search and seizures, homeless student, assessments-academic content standards, reading instruction and assessment, parent involvement in Title I programs and Coffee Act Policy. A second reading was also held for the Wayne Elementary Handbook for 2018-2019 school year. The Teacher Handbook and Non-Certificated Staff Handbook were both approved and second readings waived.

A request to extend a pending offer of a teaching position was approved. Wayne Community Schools would like to hire Staci Foote, who is waiting to be released from the South Sioux City school district. Foote will teach kindergarten but won’t be released until South Sioux can verify the teaching certificate of Foote’s potential replacement. The offer is extended until August 1st. Hires in the school kitchen and for para positions were also acknowledged at the meeting.

The Wayne Community School Board approved paying NRCSA membership dues and the Mid States Bus Addendum which features a three percent cost increase for bus service from last year.

The next Wayne Community Schools Board of Education meeting will be August 13th at 5 p.m. at the Junior/Senior High School library.