Monday, August 8, 2016

Warren School Board Makes Two Hires

The Warren School Board met Monday, August 8, for their regular monthly meeting with four members present.

Each of the principals gave minute messages about what was happening at their specific campuses. High School Principal Bryan Cornish told the board about a new program being put into place called Rea  t of this program to try to bring them up to their proper reading level.  Middle School Principal Kathy Cornish added that the same program will be used in grades 6-8.  SEACBEC Director Jonalyn Reep informed the board about the Fall Advisory Meeting held earlier in the day.  At Eastside, time is being planned in 50 minutes per day for enrichment of learning for those on grade level and for catch up work for those working behind.

Assistant Superintendent Carla Wardlaw told the board that 26 new employees have received professional development to introduce them to the district.  She noted that JROTC has several applicants and the building being prepared for the program is near completion.

The board hired Rudy Scott Dean as construction technology instructor at SEACBEC and Ashley Harris as a 2nd grade teacher.

They appointed Superintendent Acklin as Ex-Officio Secretary and Bookkeeper as District Treasurer.

A resolution for disclosure was passed allowing the husband of a school employee who owns a fence company to be hired to bid on jobs.

After the acceptance of the financial report, the board voted to approve the movement of $850,000 to the building fund.  It was noted that the funds, if needed, could be transferred back.

Superintendent acklin said the final walk through on the new turf field was completed with three or four things noted to be taken care of later this week being noted.

Mr. Acklin told the board he had received an email notifying him of a past error when school district lines were drawn and that approximately 9 square miles currently considered in the Warren District may belong to the Hermitage District.  He noted that the number of students this will effect is being looked into at this time.

Ray Beardsley of Excel Lighting presented information to the board concerning a lighting project discussed with the school board earlier in the year that would save the district money.  The board approved the lighting project.

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