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Lyons SD103 considers student disciplinary case

Lyons School District 103 Board of Education met last week to consider a student disciplinary case, but took no action and refused to discuss the issue because it involved a student.

Supt. Mary Jo Vladika said the student was a minor and declined to discuss the case.

The school board then held its regular board meeting and Vladika said that about 1,000 people attended the opening night of the 5th Grade Junior Patriot Basketball League on Jan. 11.{{more}}

She said admission to the games are $1 for anyone 10 and older but free for guests 9 and younger.

Vladika thanked coach Al Molina and athletic director Elizabeth Hanus for their work with the league.

She said a recent mulch fire near Robinson School was leaving a strong odor, but McCook Fire Department officials said there was no fear of contamination from the smoke.

Board of Education Director Jeff Cohn announced he would be performing an evaluation in February.

Board President Sharon Anderson suggested Feb. 20 for the visit, and all of the other board members agreed.

Seventh-grade science teacher Toni Brandt asked that the policy preventing teachers from wearing blue jeans be lifted for spirit week in order for the teachers to participate in the activity.

Secretary Joanne Schaffer announced that there would be an Education Research and Development dinner and meeting the last Monday of the month.

She explained that she would not be able to attend because it conflicted with a school board meeting.

Special education teacher Beth Malinski and early childhood Director Chris Newell gave a short presentation on the importance of having children screened as early as possible for learning disabilities.

They currently tend to about 80 families, including 18 home visits. Screenings are open to residents of Lyons.

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