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Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting Notes – 01/12/2010

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A Summary of the 01/12/2010 Rye City School District Board of Education Meeting. The next meeting will be January 26, 2010 at 8:00 pm in the Rye Middle School Multipurpose Room.

6-12 Foreign Language

After two years of gathering information and perspective on the 6-12 foreign language program, the Board approved two recommendations that will broaden student options at the Rye Middle School and Rye High School starting in September 2010:  middle school students will have the option to take a second language, and both middle school and high school students will be able to study Mandarin.

Students and parents who want more information should attend the grade 5 to 6 transition meeting in February and/or discuss options with middle school guidance counselors.  The transition meeting for grade 8 to 9 took place last week.  Anyone who missed it should discuss foreign language options with the high school guidance counselors.
Board Policies

The Board discussed new and revised Board Policies: 

Kindergarten admission only to children who reach their 5th birthday on or before December 1, to be effective in 2012 or 2013

Student disciplinary penalties and procedures

Practice and procedures for identifying, investigating and reporting educational neglect  

School-sponsored student expression

Student personal expression outside of a school-sponsored event/activity for communication intended to be shared with the broader school community

Employee and student computer network and Internet use

Evaluation of professional staff (revised based on Internal Auditor recommendation)

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