MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Middle school was the featured facility at Monday’s school board meeting.
First, Middle School Principal Matt Cox recognized the Crouch family for receiving the middle school’s Behind the Scenes award. He said the district is “lucky and blessed” to have a family so dedicated to the students of the district. He said Tim Crouch and his family’s continuing generosity has allowed high school and middle school golf teams to use Hiawatha Golf Course as a venue for matches and practices at no cost.
Cox then discussed the safeguards against bullying and the move back to a teaming model at the middle school, and members of one eighth-grade team discussed the advantages of that system.
Information/discussion items at the meeting included surveys, recent legislation related to education and changes to the Treasurer’s monthly report.
Superintendent Steve Short and Treasurer Judy Stahl-Reynolds presented some information to the board regarding the possibility of a facilities study and a community survey. Short said the studies are necessary for the board to get quality data to make quality decisions. The last facilities study, he said, was completed about 10 years ago. Current information is needed so the district can get the most out of its facilities and be fiscally responsible in that area.