USD 410 Board works through short agenda

USD 410 Board of Education worked their way through a short agenda the regular meeting Oct. 8.

Superintendent Max Heinrich reported that 51 students from the district are enrolled in TEEN online courses this fall with 12 students taking more than class.

“All of the courses listed are pathway classes,” Heinrichs said.

Thirteen USD 410 students are enrolled in TEEN Virtual Academy with seven of them age 18 and under while six are 19 and over. Funding to the district is based on students’ ages and whether they are full-time or part-time.

“Funding for full-time students is $5,000,” Heinrichs said, adding that funding for part-time students is determined by $1,700 per full-time equivalency.

“We had some students graduate who would have never made it if we hadn’t had that program,” he added.

Heinirchs reported he was asked to join the Athletic Operations Committee that meets with the joint stadium committee, which also includes representatives from Tabor College.

The board approved the hiring of Jennifer Moss as coordinator for the Walking School Bus with a pay of $9 per hour, pending her passing a background check.

Heinrich invited interested board members to participate in the Kansas Association of School Board’s annual convention Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

“A lot is going to be about the (Gemini) redesign,” he said.

The board met in executive session with to evaluate the superintendent. No action was taken.