The Grove School Board will discuss on Tuesday a resolution supporting teachers and suspending classes.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, at the Grove Administration Building located on 210 S. Broadway in Grove. 

The state legislators have until April 1 before a walk-out would take place.

The motion authorizes Superintendent Sandy Coaly to close all district schools for up to 25 school days. The days must be made up if required by law, with such closure to occur only if a teacher "walkout" is scheduled by teacher groups or organizations.

Other business

In other business, newly elected school board member Karen Dyer will receive the Oath of Office and Loyalty Oath.

The board will also approve a written employment contract with Pat Dodson for the superintendent’s position beginning July 1.

In other employment issues, the board will vote for the 2018-19 school year contracts for the Early Childhood Center Principal, Lower Elementary Principal and Assistant Principal/Curriculum Specialist, Upper Elementary Principal and Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal and High School Principal and Assistant Principal positions. Also contracts will be approved for the Special Service Director, Athletic Director and Federal Programs Director.

The board will also vote whether to employ a seven hour cook, two full-time night custodians and a elementary teacher on a temporary contract for the 2018-19 school year. 

Other items to be approved are:

• a quote on security camera systems.

• a fiber line between Middle School and Lower Elementary campuses.

• the 2018-19 school calendar, which reflects 1,080 hours and 30 hours of staff development.

• the 2017-18 audit contract and engagement letter for auditing services.

• a renewal of a financial software service agreement with Municipal Accounting Systems for the 2018-2019 school year.

• continuing career-technology programs currently in place for the 2018-19 school year.

• the OKTLE License Agreement for the 2018-19 school year.

• the Ruth Kelly Studio Picture Agreement for the 2018-19 school year.

• changing the district paid life insurance from Dearborn National to Mutual of Omaha.

• closing the middle school greenhouse account and transferring $96.05 to the middle school science fair account.

• transferring $2,280 from within two band activity accounts.