Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves COVID-19 leave policy; teachers and admin now considered “essential”

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education at the latest meeting on Tuesday, January 12th approved two motions regarding COVID-19 leave. Another motion did not pass. On a vote of four to three, the board voted to consider teachers and administration essential. Voting yes were Vice President Brandon Gibler and board members David Whitaker, Corey Leeper, and […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]

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KTTN corrects errors in Trenton Board of Education article

KTTN incorrectly reported the results of three votes taken at the Trenton R-9 Board of Education meeting Tuesday evening. Board Secretary Susan Leeper reports board members Corey Leeper and David Whitaker voted in favor of changing back to how hourly employees were paid before switching to annualization. Members voting against the change were Board President […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Amendments to Summer School Handbook tops discussion at Trenton Board of Education meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2018-2019 school audit on Tuesday evening. Bob Conrad with Conrad and Higgins said the district was “in good shape.” Information presented included that the district’s retirement is 84% funded, which Conrad called “excellent” and “healthy.” The district has more than 11 hundred students, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles issue of cell phone use in classrooms

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved student handbooks at a meeting Tuesday evening, with the exception of 90% attendance for trips, assemblies, and dances in the Trenton High School and Middle School handbooks, on a split vote. Board member David Whitaker moved, and Dorothy Taul seconded the motion, which passed three to two. Board […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education rescinds selection of United Healthcare for health insurance coverage

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education rescinded its selection of United Healthcare for employee health insurance coverage and the cap for next school year at a special meeting Thursday afternoon. This happened after President Doug Franklin explained that after the board’s special meeting Monday, Blue Cross told the district it would offer the same premiums […]

Trenton R-9 School District

After lengthy debate, Trenton Board of Education chooses health insurance carrier

The Trenton School Board selected a health insurance carrier for next school year at a special meeting Monday. The board approved board member David Whitaker’s amended motion to select United Healthcare for coverage with a cap of $602 per month per employee. Board member Marcie Cutsinger was the only no vote and said she was […]