Mercer Board Approves Trap Shooting Team For 2024-25

Mercer School Board members agreed to allow the North Mercer FFA Chapter to begin a Trap Shooting team for the 2024-25 school year. The action came at their meeting this week. With the approval, students will provide the materials necessary to participate in the practices and events. The events would include fall contests in addition to spring district and state competitions.

Mercer’s board approved a Summer School Program for this school year. It will be held over three weeks and runs from May 21st through June 6th. The school day will run from 7:45 until 1:15 with a lunch that will be served. There will be no breakfast served.

The district will renew their health insurance and benefit agreement with MEUHP for the upcoming year. The health insurance rates increased by 4 percent for HSA and PPO plans. The dental, vision, and life insurance rates will remain the same as the 2023-24 school year. The district will follow two HSA options and two PPO options to the staff and contribute $700 towards a plan of their choice.

Mercer’s district will invest $1 million in a money market account with the financial group MOSIP. Money will be pulled from a money market account with the First Interstate Bank and a checking account from Farmer’s Bank.

Public comments from representatives from the Assembly of God Church included concerns regarding the student dress code and students wearing items which could distract from learning.

Mercer board renewed all teaching contracts and tenured Dan Martin at the session. Board members accepted resignations from Dan Owens as part-time PE instructor and Varsity Girls Basketball Coach. Brady McElvain also resigned as Junior High Girls and Boys Basketball Coach.