The Neosho R-5 School Board opted to table an item on the approval of the survey questions from Patron InSight during the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Goodman Elementary School.
GOODMAN — The Neosho R-5 School Board opted to table an item on the approval of the survey questions from Patron InSight during the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Goodman Elementary School.
"We are just going over the questions that are going to be sent out as part of our second Patron InSight survey," said Brett Day, president of the school board. "They had done one for us six or seven months ago. They are going to do another one for us that is going to help us formulate our strategy for facilities planning in the future. We were not able to get our finalized comments back from Patron InSight until today (Monday) and this is important enough that we put it off to our work session (at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3)."
The Patron InSight survey was under the current action items of the board's agenda.
"It looks like there are going to be about 20 questions (on the survey)," Day said.
The questions that Patron InSight gives will give input to the school district.
"It is just another method of getting some community input on what kind of school district they want to have," he said.
In other news, the school board approved of the Neosho High School's AFJROTC 2014 spring trip during the regular session.
The trip will be held from March 9-14 for the CIA (Curriculum in Action) to Galveston/Houston, Texas. The high school's AFJROTC cadets have attended this trip before. The trip – according to board packet information – lists the following key aspects: reward for outstanding service, character; promotes interest in aerospace science/technology; reinforces teaching points; motivates others to achieve; and reveals a promising world beyond Southwest Missouri.
Activities they will see include but are not limited to Lone Star Flight Museum, Space Center in Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science Planetarium, to name a few.
"It is a very educational trip," Day said.
• Approved the 2014 commencement date at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Bob Anderson Stadium at the high school. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the high school's gym. If the school is missed for weather related issues for a total of five or more days prior to and including Feb. 21, the date will be moved to May 16, 2014.
The open session lasted only 25 minutes and they later went into executive session, pursuant to Section 610.02(3): hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded.