students praised at JCD meeting
Jac-Cen-Del school nurse Marla
Thompson and several other staff members were recognized for their
work in running the recent flu clinics at the regular board meeting
on Wednesday, December 16. According to elementary school principal
Leanna Phillippe, community volunteers helped the students through
the tough moments before the shot.
Phillippe also reported that the elementary students collected
a truck and trailer load of non-perishable items for the Osgood
food pantry. JCDES staff held a cookie exchange, including extras
that were sent to the troops. Postage was provided by the student
council and staff members.
Speech/Pathologist specialist Dana Weber updated the board on
her job responsibilities. According to Weber, she works with students
from both the elementary and the high school. She works with the
65 students independently as well as in groups.
Weber explained that the students are recommended by parents,
teachers, or sometimes doctors. Students are tested and a case
conference is held prior to receiving services.
Superintendent Bill Narwold announced two student teachers will
begin second semester. Jesse McClure from Purdue University will
assist in the math department and Becky Roepke from St. Mary-of-the-Woods
will be working with Sue Dixon in the kindergarten class.
The I Caught You award was presented to Cynthia Rimstidt,
guidance office administrative assistant. She was recognized for
her professionalism and efficiency as well as her willingness
to go above and beyond to help the staff and students.
In other business:
The temporary contract for Tammy Halcomb was approved.
Halcomb will cover the maternity leave for Sarah Jaisle through
the end of the first semester.
The three year contract for property, liability, umbrella,
and workmans compensation was awarded to MainSource Insurance.
The board unanimously approved the Local Public Agency
Project Coordination Contract. Funds were awarded by Safe Routes
to School to construct and repair sidewalks, install ADA ramps,
pavement markings, and safety signs connecting the schools with
local businesses and residential districts.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be
held on Wednesday, January 20 at the Southeastern Career Center
beginning at 7 p.m.