The Hickory County R-I (Skyline) Board of Education met on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for the regular monthly meeting.  

Overnight trips were approved for the National FFA Convention (Indianapolis) and FCCLA (Osage Beach). Goals for 2019 were approved, as presented. A list of those goals will be available on the school website.  

Commendations were issued to Teanna Bryan and the Student Council and Twyla Hicks for being named the 2019 Rural Educator of the Year. The board also discussed the idea of a four-day school week in the future (see front page story). The Skyline administration will be collecting data and gathering input from parents and patrons before presenting a recommendation to the board.   

In closed session items, the board accepted retirement letters from transportation director Don Cooke and bus driver Don Kelderhouse, effective Dec. 31.  A resignation was also accepted from board member Russ Wisdom, effective Oct. 17. The board voted to not fill the board vacancy and wait for the April election. The position will be for a term of one year.  

The next meeting of the Skyline School Board will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the high school library.

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