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March 28, 2020

2/21/2020 11:15:00 AM
Highland Board of Education approves 2020-21 course offerings
With a light agenda on their plate, the Highland Board of Education passed the course listings/offerings for next year. Many of the classes are the same with just minor updates to wording and grammar; however, there are a few new courses next year being offered including Spanish literature and movies, modern American history, digital skills for business, advanced digital media, and accounting two. Principal Josh Tarrell noted that there will be more students in high school classes in the next few years as class sizes are bigger; therefore, teachers may be asked to offer more elective courses to help spread out the number of students.
Senior Highland Student Riley McMannes gave a presentation about his senior project this year. He is planning on forming a volunteering and community service club and connect it with student council as he won't be around next year for its inaugural year. He wants to give back to those who need help. He encourages people to sign up to get or give help and thinks it could be especially beneficial for students as helping others is important for scholarships and/or college applications.
In other business:
• Administration is continuing to work with NEOLA on updating policies, and District Administrator Nancy Hendrickson is hoping to have a policy meeting before bringing policy items to the full board. "We're making good progress and are on track," Hendrickson said. It is especially important to bring all policies up to date to be in compliance.
• Board member Katrina Shemak went to the WASB School Board convention and had a good time. She made many connections there and thought it was interesting.
• The current expenses and vouchers payable were passed along with the minutes from the January 8, 2020 regular meeting - open and closed sessions.
The next Highland Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m.





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