The Bellefontaine Board of Education had a brief meeting that focused on the status of two current projects Monday night.
Denise Johnson, fifth-grade teacher at Western, updated the board on the status of Race to the Top. Mrs. Johnson reported that parents will be updated about changes in the common core curriculum, explained that Mastery Connect is a computer program that available to teachers to analyze data, and finally discussed the changes in the evaluation process of teachers.
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Watch Denise Johnson explain Race to Top status
Principals Krista Adelsberger (Northeastern), Pat Martz (Southeastern), and Lynda Holycross (Western), all pictured, presented information on the Leader in Me initiative that is in year one of a five-year process. The program is based on the work of Dr. Steven Covey. Covey wrote The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
His concepts are being applied to elementary students to develop leadership skills, improved self-images, and a sense of ownership in their school and what they are learning.
Selected staff received training during the summer to teach how to incorporate the concepts into the class curriculum.
Listen to Adelsberger discuss the program.
Northeastern and Southeastern received $55,000 in grant money while Western Intermediate received $49,211 for training and materials. After five years, the concepts should be established well enough to keep the program going.
In other news, R. D. Jones Excavating Inc. was awarded a work contract to lay the asphalt, concrete, and grading around the two new buildings. Their bid was $1,160,650.
The board will meet again next Monday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.