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School board to discuss 2018-19 district goals

The Mitchell Board of Education will discuss the 2018-19 school district goals during its regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy.

Among the top goals for the 2019-18 school year is maintaining the South Dakota Next Generation Accountability Model. The school board will use the model to maintain a percentage of highly qualified instructors at 100 percent.

The school board will also discuss student achievement goals, such as aiming for Mitchell High School ACT scores to continue exceeding state and national averages.

According to the school board agenda, all schools will annually participate in student achievement data retreats.

Updating and implementing the five-year facilities plan will be another key item in the school district goals that the board will lay out.

If finances allow, the school board will consider replacing the Mitchell Middle School's main gym floor and bleachers.

The board will also discuss gradually growing the balance to the capital outlay fund, in order to provide resources for the construction of a new Mitchell High School in the future.

Consent agenda, personnel

The consent agenda includes the following personnel changes:

• New hires: Allison Cimpl, oral interp instructor at Mitchell Middle School; Stephanie Killion, paraeducator at Mitchell High School.

• MTI new hires: Theresa Gibbens, SLPA Regional Lab Facilitator; Kari Gosmire, SLPA Regional Lab Facilitator; Angie Hanson, SLPA Regional Lab Facilitator.

• Resignation: Conny Tschoepe, food service worker.

Other business

In other matters, the board will consider:

• Approving the purchase of a Mitchell Technical Institute site house from Firesteel Links L.L.C. for a price of $36,887.75.