Sioux Falls School Board Goals: Graduation, Food Insecurity
The Sioux Falls School Board met Monday with two important topics from Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher.
Graduation for seniors in the Sioux Falls School District is still planned for May 24. Dr. Maher's goal is to have a face to face graduation. He says he has spoken with a student advisory group on what they prefer if May 24th was not possible for a graduation day.
Dr. Maher and the students talked about having a virtual graduation day or moving the date.
This week the think tank will expand the number of voices of each of the high schools to hear their opinions and to honor the graduating seniors of Sioux Falls. A survey for quantitative data will go out to each senior for their opinion on how to proceed with graduation.
The School Board will be working with the medical community for guidance with the health risks involved.
A second topic discussed at Monday’s meeting was food insecurity.
Making sure students get fed and reduce the social interaction between staff and recipients.
Superintendent Maher spoke of families who are subject to food insecurity. Offering to modify the current distribution of meals.
Keeping in mind the safety of both the staff who deliver the meals and the recipients, Dr. Maher suggests a change in that protocol by providing more food per stop but to deliver once per week with both breakfast and lunch for the entire week.