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    Superintendent's Corner 

    A look at what happened at the regular meeting of the Board of Education… 

    Friday, February 21, 2020


    The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by President Josh Kingston.

    The board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Consent Agenda

    The consent agenda was approved which included the Treasurer's Report, January Minutes, as well as the bills, payroll and withholdings in the amount of $307,793.32. The March board meeting was set for Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 PM in the Adell Library Media Center. No public comment was given.

    Superintendent's Report

    Dr. Josh Phillips presented information as follows:

    -A Financial Report

    -An Overview of MSIP 6:

    A. The latest iteration of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6) is focused on continuous improvement for all schools, the preparation of each student for life beyond high school and promoting practices that lead to healthy school systems. Thanks to feedback from stakeholders statewide, MSIP 6 will take a closer look at what districts are doing to implement effective practices and sustain improvements, while increasing the focus on individual student growth.

    B. Our district is excited about MSIP 6 because it directly correlates to the our current district continuous improvement efforts! 

    C. Here are the hallmarks of the program:

  • Responds to the growing demand for a highly skilled and educated workforce by establishing high expectations in reading, math, science and social studies.
  • Promotes educational equity and ensures each student is purposefully engaged and is provided rigorous instruction, meaningful supports and relevant educational experiences.
  • Measures readiness at each point in a student’s journey, from preschool to postsecondary.
  • Provides opportunity for students, parents, teachers and administrators to lend their voice to the improvement process by reestablishing the “advanced questionnaire,” or perceptual survey.
  • Promotes collaboration, which is critical among teacher teams, across districts, between districts and amid local communities and meaningful partners.
  • Recognizes innovative and successful practices which meet continuous improvement standards.

D. Timeline for Implementation:

  • MSIP 6 goes into effect in spring 2022. MSIP 5 standards and indicators will continue to be used for accreditation decision-making until MSIP 6 is in effect.
  • Scoring rubrics will be developed, piloted and evaluated with stakeholder feedback in 2020 and 2021.
  • A draft APR, including a draft scoring guide, will be released to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in the 2020-21 school year.

-Spring Sports Update: 

Baseball – 23 boys led by Coach Trusty and Coach Hedrick

Track & Field led by Coach Alexander and Coach Knutter

    High School Team -

    –Girls = 8

    –Boys = 4

    Middle School Team

    –Girls = 15

    –Boys = 9

    The rosters for the spring season are not set. Interested students may still go out for baseball or track & field and should visit with our coaches as soon as possible.

    -Dr. Phillips discussed a project to replace aging light poles at the district's baseball field. 

    New Business

    A. The board voted to approve Calendar Option B for the 2020-2021 School year. Below are survey results from parents and district employees. Thank you to everyone who responded and provided feedback. Please click here to view next year's calendar.  If you would like more information regarding next year's calendar options and the discussion regarding calendar choices please click here (please note, this link will take you to the survey previously sent out to parents & guardians).  

    B. The board approved a $25 monthly increase to the cap the district pays for each employee’s medical benefit beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Macks Creek School is a member of the Ozarks Schools Benefits Association and all employees are eligible for medical insurance through Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The board also approved the benefit rates for next school year relative to medical, dental, vision and various other elective benefit options for the district’s employees. The complete Macks Creek employee benefit program is available for review at the district office.

    C. Principals’ Report (Discussion)

    The school board adjourned the meeting and went directly into closed session.  

    The board conducted performance reviews for both of our district's principals.  The board voted to extend Elementary Principal, Dr. Jori Phillips contract an additional year. This is Dr. Phillips 7th year as a Macks Creek Pirate. The board voted to extend High School/Middle School Principal, Mr. Brad Kolwyck's contract by an additional year as well.  This is Mr. Kolwyck's 2nd year as a Macks Creek Pirate.  The board appreciates our principals and the leadership, expertise and encouragement they provide every day! 

    The meeting was adjourned at 8:32 PM. 


        Mission Statement

        Inspiring Success: Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day!