LOCAL CURRENT EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Norwin School Board Meeting

                                   by Kim Piekut

During the last school board meeting, held August 17, 2020, the following actions were taken:

  • Modifications to the student rights/responsibilities manual were passed. Items addressed included adding face masks as proper dress attire.

  • Agreements with outside education/counseling centers/partners were approved (including WIU, Watson Institute, New Story, Presley Ridge, Phase 4 and Westmoreland Community Action Head Start).

  • Finance reports were delivered and passed dated back to May 2020.

  • Winter sports program expenses were presented.

  • An amendment to the agreement for technology support between Norwin and Questeq was presented.

  • Leaves of absence, resignations, retirements and hirings were presented.

  • A new board secretary was appointed with the previous secretary now filling the role of Director of Communications and Development (and Right-to-Know Officer).

  • Five new positions and their roles were outlined including: Dean of Students, School Safety and Security Coordinator, Stem Lead Teacher K-6, Lead Teacher-Interactive Displays, and Lead Teacher-Online Learning.

  • Presentations were given including the second part to the Facilities Study and repairs recommended for the district on the pool renovation project.

  • Public comment included a follow-up to previous concerns regarding board member Mr. Wayman and his on-line comments on the Silent Majority 15642 site. The speaker asked the board if training had been scheduled and if the board had begun to work on an ethics policy for members. The board responded that training would be coordinated with PSBA. 

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