Camanche SRO agreement on agenda

CAMANCHE — The Camanche School Resource Officer program and options for the Kids First Academy Building are among topics to be discussed at Monday's Camanche School Board meeting.

The Camanche School Board agenda under unfinished business includes the School Resource Officer program. The Camanche School Board last month was presented a draft copy of the proposed 28E agreement between the school district and city. Camanche School District Superintendent Tom Parker last month said the plan was to present the 28E agreement formally to the board at the October meeting, after sending it to legal counsel.

The Camanche School Board and Camanche City Council in June held a joint meeting to discuss placing a school resource officer in the Camanche School District. The council in August authorized Camanche City Administrator Andrew Kida to begin 28E discussions with Parker.

The school board agenda under unfinished business also lists Kids First Academy building options. The Camanche School Board last month was presented with options for the Kids First Academy Building. Parker said options include making the property a STEM-related facility or looking to continue to use the property as a childcare, preschool-type facility.

The Camanche School Board in July approved the expansion of its 4-year-old preschool program. The expansion of the 4-year-old preschool program was approved in part to compensate for the closure of Kids First Academy in July. Kids First Academy representative Mike Wolf contacted Parker to see if the Camanche School District was interested in the Kids First Academy property.

The agenda under unfinished business includes a follow-up discussion on public participation in board meetings. The Camanche School Board last month held a special work session for a review of board policies, procedures and effective practices for boards and board members when responding to questions and concerns from the public.

The Camanche School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The school board meets at the Camanche School District Administrative Center, 702 13th Ave., Camanche.