By Joy Tipping/Richmond News Managing Editor

Priorities will likely shift for the Richmond R-XVI Board of Education for the 2018-19 school year, with a significant move toward improving collaboration and connection with school teachers, staff and patrons. Student achievement will remain the board’s No. 1 priority, but others that have been in place since 2014 will shift in rank or be combined.

Those were the tentative decisions of the board at a special open-session meeting on Tuesday evening, called to discuss the topics of board priorities and training, along with replacing the chilling unit at Dear Elementary.

All seven board members were present Tuesday, along with Superintendent Dr. Mike Aytes and Assistant Superintendent Brock Dover.

Before making final decisions, the board will discuss board priorities again at its next regular meeting on June 12.

The full story appears in the Friday, May 18, edition of The Richmond News.

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