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Four things to know from Monday’s Windsor Re-4 School Board meeting

Mary-Kate Newton
mnewton@mywindsornow.com

Monday night, the Windsor-Severance school board met for their monthly board meeting. Here are a few things to note from it.

Enrollment

As of count day, Oct. 5, Assistant Superintendent Stephanie Watson reported that the district saw a total growth of 9.9% from last year.

This is a substantial spike from the 10-year average growth rate of almost 5% a year.

Nov. 10 is the estimated date that the district will receive the number of full-time equivalent students in the district, which determines funding.

Student update

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Monday, Grace Drake from Windsor High School's student council presented an update from the high school. This was the first time an ambassador from the high school was chosen to speak at the board meeting.

Drake touched on recent accomplishments, games and performances from student activities like drama and athletics.

She also mentioned that students will soon be surveyed for ideas and opinions about what to put in the innovation center, which would be constructed if bond initiative 3B and 3C pass in November.

New preschool evaluation rubric

Amy Heinsma, director of instruction for the Windsor-Severance School District, spoke to the board about a potential new evaluation rubric to be used for evaluating teaching in preschools in the district.

Heinsma said that previously, the district has used a standard evaluation rubric that is used for all levels of education. She said the new one is more geared toward early education.

"We came up with something that would be meaningful and support them to be more effective teachers," she said. "This is more representative of early childhood, because what they do is do different from what's done in kindergarten on."

Change of date for December board meeting

The board voted to approve the change of date for the December board meeting. Instead of Dec. 19th, the board will meet Dec. 12th.

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