D-29 given the ‘all clear’

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Williston District 29 School Board was short, sweet and to the point as they received updates on the new school year.
Topping off the night, Superintendent Dr. Tom Siler said the district recently received the "all clear" status from the State Board of Education. This is the highest status a district can receive under the state's accreditation criteria set in the Code of Laws of 1980, according to information from the district.
The status "indicates that a district meets the standards prescribed by the State Board of Education for a defined minimum program," including through its board, schools and district operations. The other statuses are advised, warned, probation and dropped, according to the information.
The board also unanimously approved minor budget amendments and learned the district only has one vacant position to fill - the media specialist at Kelly Edwards Elementary.