Mount Pleasant School Board Discusses Dual Enrollment Classes, Central Campus, Graduation, at Monday Meeting

The Mount Pleasant Community School Board met on Monday evening for their last regular session before students are let out for the summer.

Superintendent Henriksen showed his appreciation to his board by presenting certificates of appreciation. May is school board appreciation month, and Henriksen shared some information, such as how there are 1845 school board seats in Iowa. Seven of those are in Mount Pleasant.

Afterwards, the dual credit classes with Southeastern Community College were discussed, which sees students at the high school able to take classes for college credit free to them. All board members seemed to agree that the price tag for the district, around $116,000 this year, is totally worth it, as it can save students years off their degrees, ultimately saving them a lot of money. Superintendent Henriksen mentioned that Mount Pleasant far outpaces regional schools in dual credit courses by hundreds of credits.

Aaron Moeller, a student at the high school, recently won the Skills US State Competition for Automotive Technician. He shared his experience with the board last night ahead of his competing in Georgia for the national competition in late June.

Central Campus was discussed briefly, with a walk through scheduled for next week for the board. This Central Campus would see all elementary schools in Mount Pleasant join in one shared area on the former Iowa Wesleyan campus. They are continuing to work on the logistics and design of the Central Campus.

Graduation is set for 2:30pm this Sunday in the High School gym, and as Henriksen has said, there will be air conditioning!