White River Valley board prepares for opening of new school year with staff hirings
SWITZ CITY -- Preparing for the school opening, the White River Valley Board of School Trustees hired additional staff at Thursday's meeting.
In a 6-1 vote, John Bucher was hired as a staff person at Worthington Elementery School. Ted Wagner cast the opposing vote.
Upon recommendation from Superintendent Layton Wall, Sean Vandeventer and Jill Staggs were approved to serve principal internships.
In a 7-0 vote, Bonnie Sparks was hired as a Title 1-A part time aid, and Amanda Quakenbush was hired as a part time aid.
The board gave Jim Fuller, WRV athletic director, permission to hire a girls' freshman volley ball coach after it is posted.
"That is assuming the numbers are there and there are enough games, at least five or six," Wall said.
The board also approved Tony Dyer as the volunteer junior high cross country coach and Mike Karr as the tennis coach.
In the event other personnel are needed before the opening of school, the board gave permission for Wall to hire as needed.
"We're ready for school and the building is in good shape," noted Wall.
With a unanimous vote, the board gave Wall permission to advertise the 2008 budget on Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 and also approved the renewing of long-term and life insurance for the 2007-08 school year.
Before closing the meeting, Wall invited board members, staff and residents to attend the dedication and sign unveiling of Larry J. Catron Memorial Field at 2 p.m. on Aug. 24 at the football field at WRV Worthington Elementary School. It is recommended that attendees take a lawn chair. In case of rain, the ceremony will be in the gymnasium.
An open house to celebrate the life of Catron will be held immediately following the ceremony at 433 West Main St., Worthington.
"He (Catron) was very active in the football organization," noted Wall.
The White River Valley Board of School Trustee's next meeting is at 8 p.m. on Sept. 13.