Early dismissal approved during board meeting

Due to the homecoming activities, the school board approved an early dismissal on September 29 amending the calendar for the purpose of attending homecoming activities in Sigourney if students wish to attend.

            Rita Sheetz, representative of the Keota Athletic Boosters presented the board with information regarding GrantWatch, an application that is on the web to help teachers and groups locate available grants for various activities or needs. The subscription fee of $199 would be purchased by the Athletic Boosters.

            “Even if one teacher took advantage of the program and got a grant for $500, the program would be worth it,: Sheetz stated.

            The board felt as though getting the program would be a good idea to see how it is received and utilized. Sheetz also informed the board that letters will be going out to Alumni as this is their fundraising season and she will keep the board up to date on the future projects of the organization.

            Several fundraising requests were approved including EagleRock!, FFA, and speech fundraisers for the year.

            High School Principal and Superintendent Jim Henrich was appointed as Level I investigator with Josh Smith being alternate. The  role of the investigator is to investigate any bullying, harassment, abuse issues that may be brought to the schools attention.

            The district again this year will participate in the IDATP Driver drug testing program, which allows drug testing throughout the year at random for drivers.  For the entire story pick up this week's Keota Eagle.