At a meeting this week of the Newtown-Harris Board of Education, Justin Oaks was appointed to fill the remainder of the school board term held by Julie Veach. Oaks appointment runs until the election next April.
Amanda Neff was approved as the new bookkeeper. Patti Stark of Mercer was approved as a special education consultant for eight thousand dollars for the coming school year. Staci Freeman was approved as migratory and English as second language coordinator.
School lunch prices have been set. For the elementary grades, the costs will be a dollar-30 for breakfast and a dollar-95 for lunch. For the high school, the costs are dollar-40 for breakfast and two dollars ten cents for lunch. Rates reflect a ten cent increase from last year.
Newtown-Harris board of education approved the parents as teachers program; faculty, staff, and student handbooks; a computer usage policy; annual secretary of the board report; bus drivers and substitutes. Also adopted was the Missouri Educator Evaluation Model for all certified staff and the principal. The superintendent’s evaluation was approved using the Missouri Education Consultants model.
With Newtown-Harris classes beginning August 23rd, plans have been announced for an open house the night before. The open house on August 22nd is from 6 to 8 o’clock. Girls softball and boys baseball practices have started. Newtown-Harris is co-oping with Grundy R-5 for softball, baseball, and junior high basketball for 2016-18 years.