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Officials work to quell rumors as patrons continue to seek more information

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Week after meeting, public still seeking more answers

During the April 18 meeting of the Bowling Green R-I School Board, several parents, staff and patrons of the district questioned board members regarding the allegations that a staff member had given answers to students during an end-of-course exam and that the district would not be rehiring a library aide for Frankford Elementary.
As was previously reported by the Times, many of those in attendance also asked about ways that the school board could work to improve communication with all of the district’s stakeholders.
Now, a week later, school officials continue to quell the rumors that they say are unfounded.

Closed Session Questions
Following the Bowling Green R-I School Board’s meeting on April 18 in the middle school cafeteria, the board met for executive session in the second-floor meeting room of Central Office.
Despite previous reports that the board would discuss potential resurrection of the Teachers, Adminstrator and Boards and Parent Advisory Committee and the allegations of a teacher’s misconduct involving a state-mandated exam, neither topic appear to have been discussed during the executive session.
According to a copy of the executive session minutes obtained by the Times from Central Office staff, neither of the two topics are listed as being discussed or having any action taken on them by the board.
Also not listed in the minutes as being present for any portion of the executive session meeting is the district’s attorney, Emily Omohundro, of the Missouri Education Counsel, despite Omohundro’s statements during…

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