Seymour school board meets tomorrow


The Seymour Community School Corp. board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Seymour Central Service Center, 1420 Corporate Way.

The meeting will include the consent agenda, communications and recognition, donations and grants and updates on construction projects.

Mike Ahlbrand, director of special education, is requesting approval of the FY 2022 and FY 2023 611 Special Education grants and the FY 2024 619 Preschool grant. The grants will be used to help meet the needs of special education students through offsetting costs.

Katie Leitzman is requesting approval for a digital learning grant to leverage new technology and enhance learning experiences. The corporation may request up to $50,000. A digital learning taskforce made up of teachers, principals, the technology director and assistant superintending will select technologies to apply for the grant. The corporation received this grant in 2022 and utilized it for assistive technology and software.

Joy Stuckwisch is requesting the board accept a K-12 Robotics Competition grant for the 2023-2024 school year. The $64,846 will allow robotics teams that are established at the schools to purchase more advanced parts. This amount is an increase from the actual funds requested since Seymour High School already has established teams.

Action items include a board policy update, approval of 2024 summer school programming and the adoption of new science textbooks.

First read items include a request of approval to begin the process of starting a dual language immersion program at Cortland Elementary by Jose Martinez. Also the approval of 2024-2025 student handbooks, approval to operate the United States Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food program and the approval of a new course and capstone offering. The board will also discuss the 2025 eighth-grade trip to Washington D.C.

The meeting is open to the public and press.

At 6:30 p.m., the board will meet in executive session to discuss items related to personnel. It’s closed to the public and press.

There will be a dual immersion public presentation at Cortland Elementary School gymnasium at 7 p.m. tonight. Spring Break for Seymour students begins March 18 and run until March 22.

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