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CWC School Board holds August meeting as school year begins

The Board approved the concussion compliance return-to-play protocol and return-to-learn protocol as required by the state. They approved a concussion oversight team at last month’s meeting.

In the Superintendent’s report, Brad Lee said that again this year, Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel will furnish a certified trainer for home high school athletic events througout the school year.

An ad is being run for the sale of the Crossville School in several newspapers in the surrounding area and statewide. Bids are to be turned in by Monday, September 12th at 9 a.m.

Two light poles were replaced at the football field last week. The Washington school gym floor should be completed by the second week of October. The roofing company that received the bid on the Lincoln school roof could not start until September first due to prior commitments, and since it couldn’t be completed before the beginning of school, they will wait until school ends next summer. And the architect is looking into the cost of replacing the shingled roof at Washington school.

Lee also complimented the building custodians and office staff members for their work during the summer getting things ready for the school year.

The State still owes the District $230,000.

In other business, the Board accepted the bid from Republic Services for trash hauling for this school year at a cost of $1,489 a month. They also accepted the resignations of Kayla Sutton as fifth grade girl’s basketball coach, Bayle Cronin as special education individual aid at Washington school and Matthew Hopson as a special education teacher at Lincoln school and high school assistant boy’s basketball coach, all effective immediately. And the resignation of Timothy Knight as custodian at the Junior/Senior high school effective this past August 11th.

The Board went into closed session at 7:15 p.m.  In the closed session, Betty Ritsch was re-employed as the special education nurse’s aide at Washington school, Jonathan Goematt was employed as a full time special education transportation bus aid and as a noon supervisor at the Junior/Senior high school.  Eric Dixon was employed as the 6th grade boys basketball coach, and the Board approved Cathey Wilkey as a 7th and 8th grade volunteer girls basketball coach.