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story.lead_photo.caption The Fulton school board listened to two presentations at Wednesday night's meeting. One from Karen Snethen and Jen Meyerhoff on Bright Futures, and the other from assistant superintendent Chris Hubbach with updates on the end of the year school assessments. Photo by Paula Tredway / Fulton Sun.

The Fulton school board approved the new Return to Learn plan for the summer at its Wednesday meeting. The plan was formulated for the summer and will be revisited before school starts in the fall.

The board heard a presentation from Karen Snethen and Jen Meyerhoff on an update with Bright Futures. The organization has been around for about two years, meeting the basic needs of students. When it comes to shoes, it has been able to go to the local shoe pantry and the Fulton community has been generous when it comes to clothing.

"The Fulton community is amazing," said Snethen. "And I don't know if I ever knew that until Bright Futures. They are a very giving group of people."

Its biggest goal is to expand to include all of Callaway County.

Superintendent Ty Crain informed the board the school has been working with 99 Designs for a potential revision to the school's mascot. Assistant superintendent Chris Hubbach gave a presentation to members about the end of school year data for iReady and NWEA. iReady was for grades kindergarten through fifth in reading and math, and NWEA was for grades sixth through eight in math, reading and science. Overall, there was improvement from the beginning of the year to the end. Students for the most part, were either above or right at the national average.

At the meeting, members approved handbooks for the 2021-22 school year, the threeyear Nike agreement with BSN and the 2021-22 Game and Gate Pay Schedule.

The board also adopted the new Fiscal Year 2022 budget that will go off what is needed for that year versus what was spent the previous year as well as readopting Policy BBFA: Board Member Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure.

Board member Verdis Lee Sr. submitted his resignation to the board effective after Wednesday night's meeting, and the open position is now posted on the school's website. Lee was a member of the board for five years.

The next meeting July 14, at 7 p.m. at Fulton High School.

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