The Perry School Board held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 9. Here are three things you may have missed from the meeting.


1. Board hears report from SkillsUSA competition in Louisville


High School Teacher Curt Cornelius talked to the board members about the school’s recent trip to the SkillsUSA competition in Louisville. The school took 20 students to the National Leadership and Skills Conference during the last week of June.


The students competed for two days in various categories, including carpentry, manufacturing and more. If they weren’t competing, Cornelius said they were watching others compete to get ideas for next year.


He added that Perry sent younger students to the competition than other schools.


“We try to take some freshman and sophomores as well because this sells itself,” Cornelius said. “The kids go and they see it and they come back and tell their friends about it and that just keeps us going.”


2. Board appoints various district positions


The school board approved a number of appointments for district positions for the 2018-19 school year. Kent Bultman was approved as the Board Secretary and Treasurer. Mel Raskie and Clark Wicks were approved as Level I Investigators while Eric Vaughn was approved as a Level II Investigator.


Angelica Cardenas-Diaz was approved as the Equity and Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer. She was also approved as the Homeless Coordinator.


3. Board approves Elementary Student Laptop Handbook


The school board approved the Perry Elementary Student Laptop Handbook for grades 2-5. Superintendent Clark Wicks said this is the first time the elementary has had a handbook for the student laptops. Teachers and administrators gave their ideas for what they wanted to see in the laptop handbook in terms of rules and responsibilities of the school and the students. “We came up with a short, but hopefully very effective handbook for the student laptops,” Wicks said.