Washington School Board hears tech report from 5th graders

The Washington School Board was on the edge of their seats as they watched and listened to five fifth graders report on technology education.

Hayleigh Cummings, Madelyn Dalton, Hallie Hill, Allison Hill, and Dakota Sullivan, students in Nikki Sparks 5th grade class at Veale Elementary, talked with WAMW’s Don Spillman about their presentations after the meeting.

After the demonstration, Asst. Superintendent Kevin Frank told the Board members that Washington would be hosting a Technology Education Conference this summer which will bring between 200 and 250 educators to the community.  Frank said local businesses and organizations have been generous with sponsorships of the conference.

Several summer projects are on the books for this year for the Washington Community School Corporation.  New floors in some of the schools, a new roof at Washington High, and continued projects at the football field like the locker rooms, bleacher improvements on the visitor’s side and a new press box are all in the works.  Also the tennis courts and the track at Lena Dunn will be refurbished and Lena Dunn will receive some updates similar to other buildings in the corporation.      The work will be done by school maintenance personnel and contractors.

Washington Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Dan Roach, told the school board last night that based on numbers from the federal government, school lunches at the elementary schools would see a ten-cent hike next year.  Lunches at the junior high and high school will go up a nickel.   In personnel matters, the board approved the employment of Megan Conolty as an elementary teacher for next year and approved the retirement of veteran teacher Tammy McDonald.  The resignations of teachers Kyle Gregory, Amy Cline, and Robin Wright, effective at the end of the year, were also accepted.