Board Meetings

by K. Habben

Open board meetings are not a new concept at Sibley – Ocheyedan. However, many high schoolers miss the opportunity that comes with them. Board meetings are gatherings of school board members and citizens involved in the school. These meetings are used to discuss the state of the school and its students. Board meetings occur monthly at the Sibley – Ocheyedan School District.

But what happens after the meetings? After a board meeting occurs, the school board chooses what they think would be best for the school district. These motions are then passed which creates rules and regulations in the school. Board meetings also decide where the school’s budget goes. These, however, are not the only things discussed during the meetings.

Students showing up to board meetings serves a very important purpose. These meetings give students a chance to speak up. Allowing students to express their opinions and views, gives the meeting attendees a chance to see what it’s like for students. These students are also able to bring up problems that may be unknown to people outside of the school system. Many citizens believe it’s important for students to bring up their concerns because if a concern isn’t taken up it may remain unsolved.

The next board meeting is set to take place on May 16th. The meeting will start, after school, at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Sibley – Ocheyedan High School Library. More information about the meeting and board members can be found at the Sibley – Ocheyedan School District website. If questions arise, the high school can be reached at 712 – 754 – 3601.