The Hastings February Board meeting was held at Southeastern Elementary School on
Monday, February 14, 2022. Principal Dana Stein presented to the Board of Education,
showcasing the new instructional technology that has been implemented in all classrooms. She also highlighted the benefits of Beasley, Southeastern’s Social-Emotional Support dog. Beasley is an important part of the school’s staff and supports students in a variety of ways. Hastings is currently looking into providing additional Social-Emotional Support dogs in other Elementary schools.
Assistant Superintendent of Achievement Beth Stevens presented on current academic growth in grades Kindergarten through 10th grade in the areas of Math and Reading. Currently, Hastings Area School System has after-school tutoring and credit recovery programs in all six of its schools. HASS also provides an after-school English Language Learners program at Southeastern Elementary.
The Hastings Athletic Boosters have donated $29,858 for six projects in the district. The district will be committing $14,712 to assist with these projects to invest in the future of our athletic programming. The projects include: a new sound system for the High School gym; 40 new chairs for the High School gym; a softball batting cage; a new diving board and swim equipment; tents for track and cross country; and a new set of baseball uniforms.
The Board approved the Hastings High School Band trip to Orlando, Florida, from March
29-April 3, 2022, to visit Universal Studios. They also approved the School of Choice resolution for the upcoming school year, as well as a donation from the Friends of the Hastings Performing Arts Center in the amount of $14,266 for stage decks and skirting.