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HOOPESTON – The Hoopeston School Board met on November 18 with the following actions.

The school board approved the adoption of the 2021 tax levy as presented and to approve and waive the first reading of the district technology plan for the 2021-2022 school year.

The school board also approved the MOU on elevation for the 2021-2022 school year and district staff salary increases for the 2022 school year.

Kinsale Contracting Group Inc was also approved for $ 355,000 to complete the reduction in ceilings for the Hoopeston area middle school, which was funded by the ESSER III grant and the athletic training service agreement with Carle for $ 30,000 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Approved contract with ROE SchoolWorks for SEL Coaching for $ 13,134.24 for the 2021-2022 school year and paid for by funds through the Gear Up grant.

Approved the contract with ROE SchoolWorks for instructional coaching and instructional practice for $ 62,174.94 for the 2021-2022 school year and approved the contract with ROE SchoolWorks for instructional guidance and instructional practices for new teachers for $ 14,718.73 for the 2021-2022 school year, paid for by IL Empower funds.

In other cases, Hoopeston School Board Principal John Klaber said the school board had a 95% graduation rate on the Illinois interactive report card for the 2020-21 school year.

“A big thumbs up not only to our school, but also to the district, because every time a child graduates, it’s not just because of high school, it’s because of all the way to kindergarten.” , did he declare.

Klaber also said there was still work to be done, according to the Illinois Interactive Report Card, which showed the rate of on-track freshmen is dropping due to students losing some years because of the pandemic.

“Obviously, that is to be expected,” Klaber said. “We had kids who hadn’t been to school for a while and the distance was a challenge for them. “

Maple Principal Suzi Root said the Maple School leadership team has launched a three-year improvement plan in the areas of English, Math, Special Education ELA, attendance and socio-emotional learning. TO

the next meeting they will start a three-year plan.


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