Board of Education Meeting Recap: August 6, 2019

Board Presentations

Community Outreach Update

Sue Belleville, Director of Community Outreach, gave an update on the Fox C-6 Community Outreach program. The Fox C-6 Community Outreach program has created opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities after school and during the summer. This summer alone, 1,191 students enrolled in 8 different summer camps during the month of July. During the 2018-2019 school year, 6 elementary extra-curricular after school camps were offered that had 1,312 students enrolled. Additionally, beginning this school year, all four middle schools will have an after school Social Zone to offer after school care for students daily until 6:30 pm. Click here for more a full update on the Community Outreach program. 

District Data Profile

Declan FitzPatrick, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, gave a presentation to the Board of Education that outlined district demographic data that members of the administrative cabinet will discuss with the Board of Education throughout the school year. Click here to view the full report. 

Board Approvals

Early Childhood Center Grant Approval

The Board of Education approved the acceptance of a Scrap Tire Surface Material Grant f Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This grant will cover the cost of surfacing a 32 by 23-foot addition to our outdoor playground.  The grant totals $13,557.50. Early Childhood plans to put two wheelchair-accessible swings that will also allow typical peers to swing across from them. Click here for more information about this approval. 

Naviance Renewal

The Board of Education approved the renewal of a contract with Naviance, a college and career readiness platform for three years for all middle schools and high schools. Naviance helps our middle and high school students prepare for their post-secondary careers by helping students understand how their interests and strengths can lead to the best bit post-secondary education and career paths. Naviance has already directly benefitted students in Fox Schools. In the 2017-2018 school year, Fox High School seniors earned 6 million dollars in college scholarships. After implementing Naviance in the 2018-2019 school year, the amount of money in college scholarships earned at Fox High School more than doubled to 13 million dollars for the graduating class of 2019. Click here for more information about this approval. 

Middle School Classroom Libraries

The Board of Education approved the purchase of 2,290 books for middle school English Language Arts and Academic Literacy classes from two publishers. These classroom libraries will provide high-interest fiction and non-fiction books on a variety of reading levels for students to read independently and during small and whole classwork. Click here and here for more information about this approval. 

Board of Education Meeting Live Stream

All Board of Education meetings are streamed live and archived on the District's YouTube channel. Click here to watch the archive of the August 6, 2019 Board of Education Meeting. 

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