Meeting: North Spencer Schools

The North Spencer School Board met Monday and:

Ӣ Accepted the resignation of Chris Knies as a library assistant at Nancy Hanks Elementary School and David Turnham Educational Center and the temporary resignation of Susan Marchand as an instructional assistant at David Turnham while she completes a student-teaching assignment next semester. Both resignations are effective immediately.

”¢ Hired Erin Vaal as a temporary instructional assistant at David Turnham during Marchand’s absence, Jessica Baker as a temporary instructional assistant at Lincoln Trail Elementary School during a medical leave, Lauren Spaetti as a temporary fifth-grade teacher at Lincoln Trail Elementary School during Keri Ballard’s maternity leave and Brianna Crockett as the girls track coach at Heritage Hills Middle School.

Ӣ Approved the purchase of an energy-saving pool cover for the Heritage Hills High School swimming pool from Alta (Wyo.) Enterprises for $54,958.

Ӣ Heard from Superintendent Dan Scherry that the corporation has received its final 2014 budget from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. The approved tax rate is 85 cents per $100 of assessed property value, which is similar to the 2013 rate.

Ӣ Heard an update about the corporation preschool program from the elementary school principals.
Chrisney Elementary Principal Julie Kemp said between 70 and 80 children are currently enrolled and registration for next school year will take place during the kindergarten enrollment in February. She also explained to the board that because the program also is used by parents for child care before and after school, the program is in session on snow days and many school holidays.

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