Riverside principals give reports

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Riverside principals, Matt Ziegler, high school; Jason Durham, assistant high school; Leeann Harrell, west elementary; and Steven Sanders, east elementary, made their annual report to the public at the Oct. 1 school board meeting.

Each principal gave enrollment numbers, number of teachers employed and classified staff, along with an update on other activities.

High school and junior high enrollment for the year is 369 with 36 certified staff and nine classified. West Elementary has an enrollment in K-6 of 245 students with 24 certified and three classified teachers. Riverside East has an enrollment of 168 with 19 teachers and six classified staff members.

Ziegler discussed how the Response to Intervention (RTI) process is being implemented. He also talked about Professional Learning Community (PLC), the new flex schedule allowing students to customize their schedules and the district's fight against bullying.

Durham informed the board of the number of students participating in fall sports. He also displayed pictures of the gymnasium floor renovations. He commended both the boys and girls tennis teams for being crowned district champions. He announced the intramural basketball games for grades first through sixth starting this week. Last year 80 students participated.

Harrell showed pictures of the bathroom renovations in the West Elementary building. She discussed new safety measures implemented and talked about the new math and reading curriculum.

Sanders discussed the focus on reading initiatives at East Elementary. He said he had received a lot of positive comments on the new playground on the East campus.

The board voted unanimously to approve the 2018-2019 district minority recruitment plan.

Board members present were Ricky Austin, Mike Brickell and Greg Smith.

The Riverside Board meets the first Monday of each month.

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