Farwell Board approves senior trip to NYC

April 29, 2016

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

Last week’s Farwell Board of Education meeting was a quiet one with only three items under new business: approval of the resignation of Elementary Language Arts Teacher Jason Harvy; approval of a senior trip to New York City in the spring of 2018; and discussion about door stops for classroom doors.
Board members also discussed proposed changes in the 2016-17 budget and discussed placing the eighth grade in the ninth grade wing of the high school or keeping the eighth grade located in the middle school.
High School Counselor Amy Rohdy presented the plans and itinerary for trip to New York City in two years. The board approved the NYC trip unanimously 6-0

The door stop devices made by NightLock would cost $50 each. The board discussed the protocols for clearing classrooms in a drill or emergency situation. They discussed a pledge drive with staff members and the community to sponsor a door stop.

During his Superintendent Comments, Carl Seiter filled the board in on the process for filling a board vacancy.

One of the seats is now open since the death of long-tie board member Paula Sullivan, who succumbed to cancer last week. Sullivan was an active member of the community and a registered nurse and a member of the Farwell Church of Christ.

Other business at the meeting included:
*recognition of the eighth grade Boys basketball team for a great season. Coach Byard review the season for the board and team members introduced themselves.

*recognition of the Students of the Month: 9th- Isabell Murphy; 10th – Hailey Wright; 11th – Marty Fedewa; 12th – Dakota Weldon; and Timberland HS – Quinton Haas.

*approval of monthly operational invoices totaling $247,742.88.

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