Proposed remodeling projects to be heard at upcoming meeting at JCD

Beth Rumsey
Staff Writer

Residents living in the Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation district were reminded to attend the 1028 hearing regarding funding for the proposed remodeling projects at the high school and elementary. This was announced at the regular school board meeting held Wednesday, November 18. The meeting will be held at the high school cafeteria on December 1 and will begin at 6 p.m.

In his report, high school principal Johnny Budd explained the testing scores for the junior high students. According to Budd, changes in the test format could explain the slight difference in scores for each semester.

The school is required to provide additional remediation for those students who were below state standards. According to Budd, the junior high class rotation provided the students with an additional nine weeks of math and English classes.

Superintendent Bill Narwold read a letter from Lawrenceburg business owner Rick Webber commending those JCD students and teachers who participated in the recent Project Lead the Way presentation in Rising Sun.

The parent/teacher conferences were well attended, according to Superintendent Narwold. He reported that attendance at the elementary was about 90% with the high school attendance at about 58%.

In personnel, the resignation of bus driver Andrea Meister was approved. The recommendation to rescind the leave of absence for bus driver Linda Starkey was approved.

Also approved were the employment of Renee Simon as corporation bus driver; the temporary contract for Donald Barber; Kelvin Comer and Michelle Sebastian as drivers education instructors.
In other business:

• William Fogle and Ernie Ruble were commended by Principal Budd for the organization of the Veterans Day program. Board member Paul Hardy, who spoke on "Freedom isn’t Free,” commended the student body for their attentiveness. “You have a fine school,” Hardy told the superintendent.

• The board unanimously approved the cost of $385 for the drivers education course to be offered in the spring semester.

All board members, except Deanna Young, were in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the elementary library.