The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education agreed on hiring an additional elementary school teacher for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday evening.
Also approved was the seventh and eighth-grade science fair winners attending the Regional Science Fair in Saint Joseph March 27th and the first and second grades going on a field trip to Crowder State Park and Fast Lane for bowling May 1st.
A purchase of supplemental reading program Pathway to Reading was approved at a cost of about $3,000.
Health insurance for the next school year was discussed, but no action was taken. The current insurance through the Ozark Schools Benefits Association shows a 10% increase.
Further discussion was held on adding an addition to the school next year, with no action taken.
Fifth through Eighth Grade Communication Arts Teacher Kylie Davis reported Pleasant View’s annual extravaganza will involve dodgeball this year instead of basketball. The March 21st event will include games with staff versus students, students versus parents, and an elimination style tournament open to alumni, parents, or friends of Pleasant View.
The event will include performances by the junior high cheerleaders and mini cheerleaders in kindergarten through fourth grade. A live auction will be held between the games and will include items such as quilts, desserts, and baskets made by each classroom.
Superintendent Rebecca Steinhoff reported there will be an early out for Pleasant View Friday, February 14th and no school Monday, February 17th. The third quarter will end on March 6th.