School Board Meeting to be Held Tonight

Tonight the Paoli Community School Board will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. with the regular session will start after the first session, at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the boardroom.

The meeting will begin with a presentation by ITE teacher Jason Goodman to present on coding classes and the supermileage team.

In addition, sophomore Alyssa Warren will be presenting the possibility of starting a Christian fellowship organization at Paoli.

“I look to have the meetings during homeroom on Wednesday mornings and encourage this as a midweek boost and encouraging time for students at PHS. I would like to propose a place or group for my peers that gives them a feeling of home. Walking around the halls as a student, I see many faces that look defeated and hurt, so if I could bring a smile or feeling of being loved to at least one student, then the purpose of my proposed organization has been fulfilled,” said Warren.

Also presenting at the meeting with be Technology Coordinator Alan Rutherford who will be presenting current technology concerns in the corporation.

Follow the presentations, the School Board will be signing a letter for former band director Bill Laughlin for his induction into the Gamma Chapter, Phi Beta Mu “Hall of Fame.”

“I wanted to share these kind words about Mr. Laughlin. He has been chosen as the 2018 inductee to the Gamma Chapter, Phi Beta Mu ‘Hall of Fame.’ The award was presented at Purdue University on March 10, 2019 at the Indiana Bandmasters All-State Band Concert. Great job and congratulations to Mr. Laughlin,” said Principal Chad Johnson.

The Board will consider continuing the current partnership with PACT and a discussion will be held on how to continue funding the program.

The School Board plans to vote to set the date for the 2019 graduation ceremony for May 18.

After that, the Board will discuss topics regarding summer school. This year for summer school, courses offered will be the same as last year and must have an average of 15 students enrolled. The Board also hopes to provide lunch for summer students this year.

The meeting will end with Superintendent Greg Walker giving his report, followed by a discussion.


Story by Faith Wilder

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