By Stephanie Malench
The Triad School Board met on April 25 at the Central Office. During public comment, Ann Rockwell addressed the board asking for an end to the nepotism and politics in high school sports which favor students that play on the select teams that the high school coaching staff coach with during the off season.
Some highlights from the school reports included: CA Henning made $13,000 during the Scholastic Book Fair; student attendance at Silver Creek was 92.89% for the month of April; The Marine PTO saw four of its officers step down due to their children moving on to Triad Middle School and four new parents stepped into leadership roles; St. Jacob Elementary School is having a Touch a Truck and Farm animal day with a bounce house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 30; The Triad Middle School Band performed the National Anthem at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game; Triad High School celebrated ALPHA’s Mental Health Awareness Week March 28-April 1; the Triad Success Center has 17 new applications for next school year.
Triad will be holding is academic summer camp again this year for students entering grades 1-6 and the theme will be literacy.
Of the 700 students who have enrolled for next year so far, 98 are new to the district, most at Henning and Silver Creek Elementary Schools.
Business completed includes:
•Approval for the High School Band to go to Orlando for four days over spring break 2023;
•approval of technology and activity fees for 2023 (no changes from this year);
•Approval of Health Life Safety Amendments for CA Henning School roof and Triad High School fire alarm system;
•a resolution authorizing the transfer of $15,000 from the Working Cash Fund to the Bond and Interest Fund;
•approval directing the superintendent or designee to negotiate and execute a contract for construction manager services with Holland Construction Services for the Special Education House to be built with ESSER Funds; and
•Approval of a lease purchase for student Chromebooks with American Capital Financial Services.
The next meeting will be May 23 at 6:30 p.m.