The Mexico Board of Education heard updates about the reconfiguration process and about IReady testing at Monday’s meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Zach Templeton says the reconfiguration is going well and the classrooms are mostly ready from furniture to be moved in to prepare for the arrival of Pre-K through Kindergarten students. He reports there is a sink in the building that will be replaced at a lower height.
Templeton also reported several people are asking for transfers to another schools and they have been turning down the requests. He mentioned another potential issue regarding bus riders in the coming in the upcoming school year. He said some students will be picked up at home and dropped off at a babysitter. The issue is that not all the buses will be going between Hawthorne and Eugene Field or between the two elementary areas. The issue will be discussed further at a work session on June 25.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Larry Nelson presented IReady scores for the year to the board. Students take the test three times a year and the information gathered is used to help create curriculum.
The board accepted an offer in the amount of $65,515 for the purchase of three new rooftop HVAC units at Eugene Field.