The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education has recently concluded an executive session, during which several personnel decisions were finalized. Megan Hydorn will be offered the position of school nurse, and Tiffany Whetstone is set to assume a role as a paraprofessional. Both positions are slated for the duration of the current school year.
In scholarship news, the Board selected Emma Christopher as its nominee for the prestigious John Belcher Scholarship, presented by the Missouri School Boards Association.
Additionally, the Board has decided to reopen the bidding process for snow removal services, seeking new proposals to ensure efficient and effective service.
Superintendent Justin Collins provided a comprehensive review of the Missouri Assessment Program and the spring testing end-of-course assessments. He also reported on the progress and current status of Gallatin’s vocational family and consumer science program. Further insights into the district’s educational advancements were highlighted by Amy Holder, who represented the Gallatin Community Teachers Association in her presentation. Updates were also provided by the school principals and the activities director, offering a holistic view of the district’s current operations.
The meeting last Thursday commenced with a patriotic start, as five senior members of the softball team — Betty Rogers, Abigail Burns, Ashley Feiden, Annabelle Ball, and Alex Endicott — led the board in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Board has scheduled its next meeting for November 15 at 6 p.m., to be held in the high school library, providing another opportunity for community engagement and district updates.