The Mitchell Board of Education will review district goals for the 2019-20 school year and a busing agreement between the Mitchell School District and the city of Mitchell when it meets for its second regular meeting this month.

The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Monday in the Mitchell High School library.

The board will review a number of district goals for the new year at the meeting. While many of the goals outlined carry over from previous years, some goals are added and others are removed to reflect changes in the district.

One of the goals expected to be reviewed is an update of the implementation of the five-year facilities plan, which includes projected expenditures for capital outlay in the areas of textbooks, transportation, buildings and grounds, extracurricular needs, building-level needs and technology.

Part of that facilities plan includes growing the fund balance in the capital outlay fund to provide resources for the construction of a new Mitchell High School. That plan calls for increasing that balance to $2 million by 2020, $2.75 million by 2021, $3.5 million by 2022, $4.5 million by 2023, $5.5 million by 2024 and $6.5 million by 2025.

Also included in the goals to be reviewed are having Mitchell High School ACT scores continue to exceed state and national averages, developing and implementing a district-wide professional development plan as well program level goals for the district elementary schools, middle school and high school.

The board of education will also consider the renewal of a long-standing bus agreement with the city of Mitchell at the meeting.

In addition to the district busing contract with Foreman Busing, the district also provides transportation to some special service populations for whom the general busing services are not appropriate and for which the school district has a responsibility as agreed to on individual education plans. The district contracts with Palace Transit to help provide some of that transportation, an agreement that has been in place for more than two decades.

The board of education is also expected to recognize district teacher Chreyle Aslesen, who recently was inducted into the Honored Women Educators of South Dakota, at the meeting.

Other items on the agenda for the Aug. 26 meeting include:

  • Declaring a Multicam 2000 Series CNC laser cutting table as surplus due to the purchase of new equipment.

  • Approving the hire of Laura Estrada, para educator at Mitchell Middle School.

  • Approving the resignations of Elizabeth Dangel, para educator at Rosedale Colony; Lori Renken, computer aide at Gertie Belle Rogers and Longfellow; Alex Mellan, 0.5 FTE Title I at Abbott House and 0.5 FTE para educator and Vicky Hohn, para educator at Gertie Belle Rogers.

  • Approving the resignation/retirement of June Wenande, para educator at Mitchell Middle School.

The meeting is open to the public.