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New school year brings new changes

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:32 am

John Fortney brings 16 years experience as he takes over his roll as the new High School Principal.

As the summer concludes, Monroe City R-1 High School has been making preparations for a new school year. A new year brings new changes, one being a new face leading the high school. Mr. John Fortney has already begun his role as the new high school principal for the 2018-19 academic year.

This year, high school students can expect to enter through the main entrance of the school each morning with classes starting promptly at 8 a.m. There will be no early release during advisory explained Fortney, stating, “This is a time the faculty and students can use to learn life skills and increase the student’s education. Last year, by allowing students to leave during advisory there were approximately 80 hours of missed instructional time.” Fortney shared, he likes to build opportunities for children to learn. Students will be dismissed from school at 3:06 p.m., unless it is an early release day, then school will be dismissed at 12:50 p.m.

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