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Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • The results are in for MHS

  • The Macon R-1 Board of Education heard positive news from High School Principal Jeff Haley on the 2013 test scores. Find out more here.
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  • The Macon R-1 Board of Education heard positive news from High School Principal Jeff Haley on the 2013 test scores at Thursday night's regular meeting. The End of Course (EOC) mathematics test score was 389.8, well above the 351.9 state average. The score placed MHS at the top of the pack in comparison to the scores of the other Clarence Cannon Conference schools and nearby Moberly and Kirksville School Districts. "We are very pleased with our leadership in the Math Department," said Haley.
    The results of the Communication Arts EOC, Social Studies EOC and Science EOC placed MHS sixth, fifth and fourth, respectively with the other schools. MHS placed second among the school for their combined score of all the EOC tests.
    Macon's composite ACT test results were down from last year at 20.6, slightly below the state average. The high school ranked third with a score of 128 out of 140 in the Annual Performance Review.
    Superintendent Dr. Chuck Stockton reported to the board that Rob Rollings Architects out of Sedalia has been selected to form a plan for the schools future facility needs. The facilities committee interviewed two architects before selecting Rollings.
    Middle School Principal Dustin Fanning told the board of a new system to evaluate teachers through Network of Educator Effectiveness (NEE). The web-based program calls for six to eight teacher classroom observations during the year as well as professional development and unit of instruction plans.
    Dr. Stockton provided copies of the 2013-14 operating budget as tabulated by the Budget Plus Software. Due to the illness of the auditor, the audit is not complete. A special meeting for the review of the 2012-13 audit of financial statements was set for December 12 at 6 p.m. in the central conference room.
    Athletic Director/Assistant High School Principal Bruce Weimer told the board that the district received a perfect score in the Clarence Cannon Conference Sportsmanship Survey.
    Board members engaged in a lengthy discussion concerning the request for the introduction of volleyball and wrestling for the district. Board President Donny Wyatt tabled the matter until the next meeting to give board members a chance to review the information.
    In other action the board:
    • Approved getting bids for the demolition of property on Jefferson Street owned by the district.
    • Approved the Missouri State School Board Associations recommendations for the modifications to Policy JHG which refers to mandates reporting of suspected child abuse.
    • Heard that the filing date for positions on the board for the April 2014 election will begin on December 17. The terms of Kevin Linear, John Walker and Jimmie Wilt are expiring. A complete list of filing dates and times will be published at a later date.
    • President Wyatt will appoint a committee to attend a future Macon City Council meeting to discuss money that the district feels they are owed from overpayment on utility bills.
    Page 2 of 2 - No action was reported from executive session.
    The next meeting of the board will be on Thursday, Dec. 19 beginning at 6 p.m.
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