January Board Highlights

January Board Meeting Highlights


Each month the North Cedar School Board shares a few highlights of our monthly board meetings. These takeaways are messages that the board collectively feels are important for the public to know. Here are the highlights from the January 16, 2023 regular meeting:

  • School Resource NavigatorMs. Emily Smith works to help students and families overcome barriers outside the classroom that affect student learning, by linking them to resources within the community.  Ms. Emily created and manages our North Cedar School Resource Closet, which provides a wide variety of FREE clothing, shoes, hygiene items, and school supplies to all North Cedar students and families. She organized a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention professional development presentation with Foundation 2 for our Jr/Sr high staff. She worked with First United Tipton UCC to provide 6 North Cedar families with a Free thanksgiving meal.  She also coordinated with the ISU extension office to implement their “mindful teen” programming second semester in Mr. Dean’s 7th grade health class, to help support student mental health and development of healthy coping skills.
  • Paraeducators So far, we have eight paraeducators who completed their class for certification.  They will receive a $2/hour pay increase when their BOE certification is complete.  
  • Jean Esbaum – Jean has now taken full retirement.  She worked for the district for 44 years.  We are thankful for all the work she has done..

To view the full agenda and attachments of North Cedar School Board meetings, click the Online Board App button at https://www.north-cedar.org/board-of-education/. Meeting minutes are also posted online following each meeting.