The West Point-Beemer School Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday.
The board heard from Elementary Principal Doug Gross, who discussed the Elementary Multi Tiers of Systems of Support, or MTSS, scores.
As a whole, the Elementary improved from 68% in the fall to 80% in the spring with the goal of being at 85% next spring.
4th grade started at 59% and finished at 76%.
MTSS is directly tied to an Intervention Program for the Elementary students led by Instructional Coach Jill Redmond.
Gross says there are 37 kids signed up for Kindergarten next year.
The Elementary School held their field day on Friday.
Also at Monday’s meeting, Superintendent Bill McAllister gave a legislative update, saying LB 289 is a tax shift bill reducing property tax and putting it more into sales tax, which would increase state aid and help reduce the levy.
High School Principal D.J. Weddle also spoke at the meeting, and discussed the possibility of the East Husker Conference Basketball Tournament Semifinals and Finals being moved to Midland University in Fremont next year. The reason the semifinals would be moved to Midland is a size of gym issue with certain schools in the conference. The finals have been held at Central Community College in Columbus for a number of years. Weddle added there’s a very good chance it will happen, but nothing is official yet.
There will be a Foundation Meeting Tuesday night as well as a Middle School Wrap Up from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the School Cafeteria.
Graduation is on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the school, and 60-70 students are a part of the Class of 2019, according to McAllister.