McBain to allow NMC students to play baseball for Ramblers

July 27, 2017

By John Raffel
Correspondent

McBain superintendent Steve Brimmer addressed various concerns to the McBain Board of Education at its monthly meeting earlier this month.

Brimmer said there was a grandparents’ concern over the NMC baseball co-op agreement.

“Our board and NMC’s Board approved a co-op agreement for some NMC students to play baseball for McBain,” Brimmer said. “That proposal now needs to be voted on by the league. If it passes the league vote, then the MHSAA would need to vote on it. We have had a few parents and community members express concerns with the proposal. The big concern is that McBain players would be getting cut from the team as a result of the NMC players. However, we have not done cuts in years and don’t anticipate any cuts as a result of the co-op, if it passes. 

Brimmer said there would be an upcoming meeting to discuss a proposal to add staff to the kitchen.

He also referred to the third-grade reading law.

“One of the requirements of the new third grade reading law is that each district must utilize a reading coach,” he said. “We are looking at posting for and hiring a reading coach. 

Brimmer also presented a staff switch for the 2017-18 related to a proposal for five sections of kindergarten.
–Staff switch for 2017-18 school year.

–Five sections of Kindergarten proposal.

“We have an unusually large number of kindergarten students enrolled for the 17-18 school year, “ Brimmer said. “As a result, we will be cutting a section of fourth grade, where numbers aren’t as high, and adding another class of kindergarten. With the new third grade reading law in effect, we feel it is necessary to keep classroom numbers as low as possible in grades K-3.” 

The board set the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. as the board’s regular meeting time and date.




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