R-II board discusses COVID leave, sets graduation
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Marion County R-II faculty and staff could get extra leave days for COVID related issues.
The Marion County R-II Board of Education discussed that issue as well as set the graduation date and identified areas of concern in the facilities during their meeting recently.
While no decisions have been finalized, the board discussed the possibility of providing extra leave days if an employee tested positive for COVID or was quarantined due to exposure.
“We’re going to gather more information before a decision is made,” said Superintendent Jason Keilholz.
The board also set the date of graduation for Friday, May 27, the second year in a row, graduation and baccalaureate will be held on a Friday.
Baccalaureate will be held at 6 p.m., and graduation at 7 p.m.
In other business, the board toured the district facilities to identify areas of concern and where improvements or repairs need to be made.
According to Keilholz, the board wants to continue to replace sections of the parking lot. In addition, replacement of exterior doors are also a priority
The board also discussed amendment adjustments, but tabled any action until October.
The DERA bus grant was also discussed, but the board decided not to pursue it this year.
The board also:
• heard an update on monthly finances
• learned ESSER III funds have not been allocated by the state, and need to be before they can be expensed; and
• learned some district employees will be attending a training for the accounting software.