The Belmond-Klemme school board agreed Aug. 15 to hire an aide who would help elementary children with social and emotional problems.

  Principal Mark Young said every aide in Jacobson Elementary School is assigned to a specific student based on an educational plan. But he said that sometimes a student needs help coping with a bad day, difficult circumstances or transitions during the school day. “We just need another body to keep an eye on all the students – in the lunchroom or at recess – to identify the kids who need a little extra help with their behaviors,” Young explained.

  The B-K district currently has $15,000 in surplus federal funds, along with $18,000 in state funds that could be used to pay for the aide.

  The “interventionist” aide will also be sent to special AEA training.

  The board also approved the following personnel decisions:

  • hiring.....   read the entire story in the Belmond Independent.