Board hears updates about Flemington Elementary School


FLEMINGTON—The Taylor County Board of Education met for their regular bi-monthly meeting this week at one local school.

Every year, each school in the county hosts the Board of Education at their location, so that the board members can see and hear updates at the schools.

On Tuesday, the board visited Flemington Elementary School. The meeting was held in the cafeteria with staff and volunteers present representing the school.

Principal Melissa Lampinen welcomed the board members and attendees to the school.

She told the board that she is happy to have them at the school and she was excited to share all of the great things that are happening.

Lampinen highlighted some of the programs that she believes are beneficial to students, parents and staff that included the School Based Health Center and the Healthy Grandfamilies Program.

In addition, she shared some of the attendance numbers and told the board that they are reviewing data from assessments.

Lampinen told the board that the staff at the school holds weekly meetings to discuss many areas including behavior and content to see where they are and what they can do to approve.

Kathy Jones with the Faculty Senate, Tammy Daniels with the Local School Improvement Councils and Parent Teacher Organization President Jackie Luckey all updated the board all of the great things that are happening at the school.

The representatives told the board about some of the upcoming events the school will be holding, improvements being made around the school and some of the ways they are rewarding students for attendance and good behavior.

The board members thanked the school for the updates and told them they Flemington Elementary School demonstrates excellence and they are very proud of everything they are doing.

Lampinen expressed her thanks to the board and the central office for all of their support to the school.

In other business the board approved a 2-hr early release for students at Taylor County Middle School.

Superintendent Christy Miller explained the reason for the dismissal is to allow teachers to have a meeting to discuss how to help turn around the moral at the school and come up with a goal to keep the school moving in a positive direction.

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