New Bloomfield board explores how to raise student achievement

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The R-3 School Board on Thursday night began discussing ways to monitor and improve student achievement.

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School Board President Leroy Wade made the suggestion last month, and the board began discussing ways to redesign their procedures and administrative reports to make them more effective at board meetings.

“Our goal is better student achievement,” said interim Superintendent Thomas Baugh. “We can have great teachers, but the key is students must understand the material and learn. Covering the material is not enough. Students must learn.”

The board wants to hear a presentation from a representative from the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) on its comprehensive plan to help guide the board in finding ways to make sure student achievement improves.

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