By Anne Homan
On Monday, Oct. 11 the Lennox School Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting.
Superintendent Chad Conaway gave the Superintendent’s report. He noted that the District will be holding flu and COVID vaccine clinics. Flu vaccines will be given on Oct. 20 in the morning at the school. The vaccinations will be provided for 3-18 year olds. COVID vaccines will be provided on Oct. 27. The vaccinations will be available for parents and students ages 12 and up. More information will be released as the date nears.
Conaway also gave a storm damage update. He stated the music room should be done enough to use by next week. While work will still need to be completed on the room, it is currently sufficient for students to resume classes there. Conaway also noted the first building of one of the mobile classrooms has arrived and should be accessible by next week. It would mostly likely be this summer before all the damage from the storm is taken care of.
Principal reports were heard. LWC Intermediate/Lennox Elementary Principal Darin Eich and Worthing Elementary Principal Kim Poppenga-Smith said conferences were well attended. Lennox Jr. High and Senior High School Principal Chad Allison said the ACT prep sessions got underway this past Saturday. He also noted that the first Saturday school session will be held this coming Saturday, Oct. 16.
The board then moved into action items where they approve handbook amendments and policy 4031 (evaluation of administrators). They also appointed an ASBSD delegate, board member Renae Buehner. The board also approved new volunteers and substitutes for workers’ compensation and a new contract for Nathan DeWitt, fifth grade math and health.
Under discussion items, the board reviewed the Classified employee resignations. They included: Darcee Anderson-Lennox Elementary special education aide; Darin Abbas-Lennox Elementary special education aide; Amber Johansen-Speech Language Pathology Assistant; and Nathan DeWitt-Education aide. They also reviewed the following new work agreements: Melissa Wilt-HS special education aide; Keri Hovaldt-Elementary special education aide; Bailey Townsend-Lennox Elementary special education aide; Trinity Johnson-Worthing Totally Kids aide and Sunshine preschool aide; Ashley Malcolm-Worthing Elementary special education aide; Roger Musch-Bus custodian; Darin Abbas-Title I aide; Emilie Mann-Food service; Janice Goembel-Food service; and Sam Bowers-High school assistant wrestling.
After review of the open enrollments, the board adjourned at 6:35 p.m.