Sedalia School Board Work Session Summary
The Sedalia 200 School Board met Monday evening at the Sedalia Middle School for a regular work session.
The meeting opened with a presentation about 'Breakout EDU.' The interactive program is based on popular 'breakout rooms.' The goal of the project is to get every student engaged. Critical thinking skills and collaboration are needed for each group to solve the game. Several online and physical puzzles are used, in an educational manner, to obtain the combination to a lock box, that has a prize in it. 'Breakout EDU' allows teachers to create their own templates and customize the game, to fit classroom needs. Board members were given 10 minutes to try-out a condensed version of the game.
Smith-Cotton Athletic Director, Rob Davis also gave an update about the future involvement with the West Central Conference (WCC). Warrensburg, St. Pius, Nevada, and Clinton will not remain in the conference, as of 2019. That leaves only three schools remaining in the WCC; Smith-Cotton, Central in Kansas City, and O'Hara. Sedalia 200 has reached out to other conferences, to inquire about Smith-Cotton joining, but those conferences declined. Davis recommended that Smith-Cotton compete independently.
The school board also heard an update on 'Connecting the Prairie to the Ivy' program. The program allows students to visit institutions of higher learning, outside of Missouri. Seven Smith-Cotton students are expected to travel to Boston next Monday (Feb 20), to explore and tour the campuses of M.I.T., Harvard, and Dartmouth, as part of the program.
There were no official decisions made at Monday night's work session.