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Rugby Public School district board meets

By Staff | Apr 20, 2018

The Rugby Public School District No. 5 Board of Education met in regular session last week in the boardroom at Rugby High School.

Meeting business included approving the first reading of revisions to the district’s Americans with Disabilities Act policy, and approving polling and precinct locations for the next election.

The board approved the first reading of changes to section three of the district’s ADA policy, which deals with grievance procedures and resolving complaints related to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The changes to the policy section include: the District or a designated 504 Coordinator (who are the elementary and high school principals) providing a notice, opportunity to examine records, impartial hearings and review procedures for purposes of identifying, evaluating or placing a child under Section 504; parents/guardians can file complaints using the district’s discrimination and harassment procedure and can, at any time in accordance with the law’s deadlines, seek redress through state/federal law.

The board approved the precincts and the polling place for the next school board election, which will be held in the commons area at Rugby High School on June 5.

The board approved the consent agenda for the meeting, which included March meeting minutes, bills, financial statements and a tuition agreement with the Wolford school district.

The board discussed enrollment comparisons at Ely Elementary and Little Flower schools. In 1990 Ely was at high point at 448 students and had been on a decline for over a decade — the lowest point on the map was 234 students in 2006. Since 2006 the number of students has been on a rebound, with 336 students in 2016, and 316 in 2017. Little Flower hit a high point in 1999 with 118 students and numbers have been on a downward trend in years after that. In 2016 Little Flower had 39 students, and 40 in 2017.

The board also discussed achievement data of students in the classes of 2028, 2029 and 2030 and compared students in those classes who attended Rugby’s Early Learning Center to those who didn’t.

– Tribune Staff Report

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