Mitchell Community Schools shared updates during Monday meeting

MITCHELL – The Mitchell Community School Board provided updates to school regulations during their regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening.

After issues with virtual student eligibility in athletics occurred this school year, the board updated the handbook to allow for a better chance for students to participate in extra-curricular activities.

The school will also introduce a COSMOS Advisory Board with Orleans and Shoals high schools which will feature one representative from each school board along with the superintendent of each school.

Bus route 11 was adjusted to a corporation route following the maintenance of the regular bus and route 8, which was previously adjusted to aid a foster child in attending school regularly, was amended after the living situation had changed.

The board was then requested to approve recertification of the school district boundaries as well as provide the authorization of board president Chris Shaw to sign the sales documents for the Huron properties that were sold in February.

The board then discussed summer school for 2022. With the Capital Project taking place, and the safety of the students, all summer school classes will be held at Burris Elementary School.

Mitchell Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Brent Comer

Dr. Brent Comer then provided updates to the Capital Project and the audit to the school Cafeterias saying that following the audit, the lunchrooms and cafeterias in the Mitchell Community Schools District should be the example to other schools in the state on how to properly maintain the area. Dr. Comer praised the work of cafeteria staff for their excellent work.

The Capital Project is on track, pending any delays in materials. With the help of Athletic Director Amos Wegner and Orleans High School, the track and field team will practice and perform at Orleans High School for three weeks, while the football field turf is upgraded, allowing a faster turnaround in the project.

The last item on the agenda was by Music Teacher Zachary Tibbs and Band Student Cody Cox. Mr. Tibbs requested to look into bringing back a marching band to the school. The school has not had an official marching band since at least 1997 and could provide students an opportunity to learn leadership and partnership together.

The updated marching band uniform presented by Mr. Tibbs and Cody Cox

A uniform worn by Cox, and a packet full of information was presented to the board and will be tabled until a further meeting while they look over the details and plans provided by Mr. Tibbs, before adjourning.