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School Board update for December, 2011

The Honey Creek Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, Wednesday November 16, 2011

Tammy Hall, the School Board teacher liaison, provided an abridged version of the information that she, Mary Bassett and Salli Kropp presented at the MASB conference in October. The presentation, which focused on the thematic based learning curriculum at Honey Creek, was very well received.

The Board unanimously approved the Governance Committee’s recommendation of Will Hathaway to the Board. His term will run thru the 2011-2012 school year. Thank you, Will, for your continued dedication to the school.

The Outreach Committee reported that the work on the schools new website is progressing well with the goal of launching the site in January.

The Fund Development Committee is actively working on obtaining a separate 501(c) status with the goal to have the new organizations mission, articles of incorporation and bylaws ready to present to the Board and PTO in December.

The Board also unanimously supported the administration with regards to the opposition to Senate Bill 137 School Bullying Policy. The bill contained language which did NOT prohibit conduct based on “a sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction of a school employee, school volunteer, pupil or a pupil’s parent or guardian”. As written, the bill can be construed as permitting bullying if the student falls under this exception. Al will send a letter to the appropriate governmental parties regarding Honey Creek’s opposition.

The Board will meet next on December 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm in the Pit. Respectfully,

Kelly Krawcke, Secretary

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