The Board of Education meeting Tuesday night consisted of a presentation on sign language, board member retirement, oath of office and election of officers.
SkillsUSA students from the Introduction to Electrical Engineering class presented their educational device consisting of a glove that recognizes hand movement and software that tells the user if they have made the correct ASL sign. This device (Responsive Inesics), is intended to teach sign language. The trio will be taking their device to national competition, along with eight other students from Mexico. After the presentation, Board President Dr. Peter Perll told their instructor Mark Murphy, if the board could help with going to nationals let them know. "This is the kind of stuff we need to do to help our students," he said.
Maguire was presented a plaque for his dedication and service to the board for the past six years. Bev Borgeson, vice president of the board, presented him the plaque and extended thanks from the board for his dedication to the schools and students.
Newcomer to the board Kelli Teel and incumbents Brian Rowe and Dustin Pascoe took the oath of office. They were elected during the April 4 election. Officers elected Tuesday night include Dr. Peter Perll, president; Borgeson, vice president; and Heather DeMint, treasurer. Bethany Collins was appointed secretary of the board. Pascoe was appointed Missouri School Board Association delegate and Teel was appointed alternate delegate.
Other business included a progress report on the construction of the schools, the bond expenditures report, building reports, and the board retreat.
Following the adjournment of the meeting, the board went into executive session.