board members tour SCC
The Jac-Cen-Del School Board had the opportunity to tour the Southeastern
Career Center in Versailles at their regular meeting on Wednesday,
January 20. According to Superintendent Bill Narwold, the tour
will provide board members insight to the changes that have been
made in curriculum and programs offered to their students.
No longer a school for those students who cannot perform academically,
SCC offers several programs that use advanced math and technical
skills. In the future, upper level Project Lead the Way courses
will be taught at SCC.
In his report to the board, JCDHS Principal Johnny Budd explained
that there is a lot of community involvement working to help students
discover options available to them as they prepare for their futures.
Project-based learning is being investigated as an enhancement
to the current curriculum. This is a hands-on learning concept
that combines two subject areas, according to Budd. Presently
there are only six schools in Indiana that strictly use this program.
Budd also reported that several teachers will attend the Math
Matters workshops. These workshops are sponsored by Indiana University
and support math in real-life situations.
Superintendent Narwold recognized elementary principal Leanna
Phillippe and high school principal Johnny Budd as they work toward
their superintendent licenses. As mentor for both Budd and Phillippe,
Superintendent Narwold received a letter from their instructor
praising them for their hard work. He also noted that as part
of their training, each will conduct the February and March meetings.
In personnel, the resignation of Dance Team Coach Dana Weber was
unanimously accepted by the board. The recommendation to approve
Carrie McNew as dance team coach was unanimously approved.
In other business:
The January I Caught You award was given to sixth grade
teacher Deanna Budd for her Santa letter writing project with
Cowan Elementary. She was nominated by fellow teacher Travis Rohrig.
An audit of the elementary cafeteria by the Indiana Department
of Education found it to be in compliance with state regulations
for providing good, nutritious food.
The Sidewalks to School project has been approved and is
slated to start in the fall with matching funds provided by the
Reynolds Foundation. The sidewalks will go from the school to
State Road 350.
According to Superintendent Narwold, three board members
terms will expire this year. Those interested in running for the
JCD School Board can pick up a form at the superintendents
All board members were in attendance with the exception of Deanna
Young. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17
beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the elementary library.