RSS school board to meet Monday

Published 12:05 am Sunday, May 8, 2016

After hearing community input, the Rowan-Salisbury will review Monday how it advertises its meetings.

According to the board’s work session agenda online, the board will discuss its meeting notification process, as well as meeting start times.

At its April 25 business meeting and an April 28 community meeting, the board received multiple complaints about community members not receiving notice of board meetings, or being unable to attend them due to start times.

On Monday, the board will also discuss the possibility of live streaming its meetings.

In other business, Libby Post, school nutrition director, will request a price increase for school lunches. According to a document attached to the agenda, the department will request a increase of $0.25 in school lunches in elementary, middle and high school. The document cites meal plans that require whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as rising food prices, as reason for the increase. The document also notes that schools are required to evaluate meal pricing each year by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, and states that Rowan-Salisbury Schools have not had a school lunch price increase since the 2014-2015 school year.

Breakfast prices would remain the same.

The agenda also includes an update on Acheive3000, a literacy program that adjusts reading material to a child’s individual reading level. According to a report attached to the agenda, students in Rowan-Salisbury Schools showed nearly two times the expected growth in their lexile score (reading level).

The board will meet at 1 p.m. in the board room at the Wallace Educational Forum in the 500 block of N. Main St.