Board Approves Spectators For Activities, Discusses ACT, Post-Secondary Data

Following a lengthy discussion and several proposed resolutions, the USD 417 Board of Education voted on Monday to approve spectators at USD 417 activities. The district will follow KSHSAA guidelines, which allow up to two parents or legal guardians per family at district activities. Superintendent Aron Dody reiterated that this policy allowed for only two parent/guardian spectators maximum per family, regardless of whether or not the family had multiple athletes participating and that the spectators must be parents or legal guardians. The board approved of these guidelines through February 12 and will revisit the matter at the February 8 meeting to further determine district policy. Dody also noted that masks had to be worn at all district activities and that social distancing guidelines would need to be followed.

Chronology of Area News - 2020

September 1 – Matt Picolet, Tescott, dies Aug. 28…Elsie Ellis, 77, Council Grove, dies Aug. 27… Lady Braves golf letterwinners Eden Crab, Ella Kirk, Carissa Dalquest and Mija Carlson, and Ally Hower, Claire Bankes and Alison Bachura to begin season today in Emporia… Among 7 and 8 graders reporting for volleyball season at CGJH are Shanyn Miller, Taylor Manson, Mariah Elstun, Lilliana Blackledge, Jocelyn Skaggs and Jacy Koch…CG Lady Braves volleyball team lose games at Burlingame Invitational.



This week’s student of the week at Council Grove Elementary School is Haisley Villalobos. She is seven-years-old and a student in Miss Heft’s second grade class. Haisley says she likes math and reading, especially reading because it is fun. Her favorite extracurricular activities are softball, swimming, dance and flag football. When not in school, Haisley likes to play with her toys, especially her Barbies.


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