CHEROKEE — The Southeast-Cherokee Board of Education took the following actions during its regular board meeting.

The district had its accreditation visit on March 27. The district is in year three of a five year process.  “The Outside Visitation Team (OVT) was very complimentary of our plans and progress with the accreditation process,” Superintendent of Schools Brad Miner said. The district and each building has developed goals under the areas of Relationships and Rigor. The district will continue to implement its action plans and gather data into the 2019-2020 school year.  There will be another visit from the OVT in the Spring of 2020. Two of the district’s eighth grade students, Audrey Jacobs and Kolby Lovell, presented the board with a check for $2,000 from the 8th grade class to contribute to the purchase of a new digital sign for the district. The board approved an Employee Assistance Program for all of its employees.  This program can help employees to reduce stress, handle a life curve ball such as a divorce, losing a loved one, etc., managing a crisis, support to improve relationships, focusing at work, leading others, navigating the legal system, reducing debit, and living a healthy life.  This new benefit will be rolled out to employees at no cost to them for the 2019-2020 school year. Several board members will need to file for re-election by June 1. “We would like to encourage anyone with an interest in becoming more involved with the district to register for the election,” Miner said. The board reviewed some district capital outlay projects that they hope to complete in the near future.  The board approved the restoration of different roof areas at the junior high and approved moving forward in replacing some windows in the elementary gym.