Westfield Washington Schools discuss grants, graduation date, contracts

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Compiled by Anna Skinner

The Westfield Washington School Board met Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Administration Center, 322 Main St., Westfield.

What happened: The Shamrock Springs Easement Agreement was again presented after being postponed at last month’s meeting.

Why it matters: The drainage proposal and emergency access path for the Shamrock Springs Easement Agreement was reworded and reintroduced to the board. The board approved the easement agreement as long as the pond did not exceeded two acres.


 

What happened: The previous action to the master contract was reintroduced to the board and approved.

Why it matters: From now on, the employee relations board will review all contracts to make sure they follow Indiana code and meet all requirements.


 

What happened: The graduation date for the high school was changed from June 3 to June 2 at 7 p.m.

Why it matters: There were some conflicts regarding students involved and sports and participating in games and meets on that Friday and Saturday. Likewise, many graduation parties are held on Sundays and there has never been a graduation ceremony on a Sunday, therefore being moved to June 2. Supt. Mark Keen said they want to approve the changes now, so families can make plans to attend accordingly.


 

What happened: The Title III grant and a grant for non-English speaking programs were approved.

Why it matters: The grant for Title III was approved for $39,064 and the non-English programs grant was approved for $35,547. Most of the grant money for the non-English programs goes toward salaries and benefits for the staff.


 

What happened: The disposal of obsolete equipment was approved.

Why it matters: After the summer updates, some technological equipment was beyond repair. The schools try to recycle all that they can, but when unable to, they dispose of accordingly.


 

What happened: The board approved the WYSI Travel Baseball and Cub Scout Pack 129 to use the school facilities.

Why it matters: The Cub Scouts will use Oak Trace Elementary as a location for their pine wood derby competition and the travel baseball program will hold an organizational meeting at the high school.

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