City Schools approve registration dates

By Martin Graham -

The Washington City School Board of Education met on Monday evening to discuss a series of hires, resignations and upcoming registration dates, among other business.

The school board voted on Monday unanimously to accept the employment of individuals working in the district. The majority on the list were current employees who were either being reappointed or had accepted the job again. The list included Beth Day, Louis Reid and Jessica Reid as athletic event supervisors, Christian Johnson and Alec Wayne as casuals, Kim Bonnell, Mark Brobeck, Rachel Brobeck, Rick Foose and Kathy Krol as tutors for 2016-17 school year, Mary Beth Lyons and Martha Van Nieuwenhze as cooks, and three new hires; Cheri Bailey as an intervention specialist, Angela Haithcock as a guidance counselor and Alicia West as a third grade teacher, all for Belle Aire Intermediate School.

Five employees also resigned, including Belle Aire guidance counselor Steve Cayton, cook Judith Helton, third grade teacher at Belle Aire, Victoria Klaiber, second grade teacher at Cherry Hill Megan Butcher, and high school secretary Dee Dee Schlichter, who is retiring after 37 years.

Registration dates for those students who are new to the Washington City Schools may register at the building where they will attend on the following dates and times: July 29 at Cherry Hill Primary (grades K-2), 720 Oakland Ave., from 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. and Belle Aire Intermediate (grades 3-5), 1120 High St., during the same times. The Washington Middle, 500 S. Elm St., and High School, 400 S. Elm St. (grades 6-12), will be holding registration from 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. on Aug. 8. These dates and times are only for those students who have moved into the district over the summer or who have not already registered for kindergarten. Parents interested in an upcoming new pre-school offered by the district should contact them at (740) 335-6620 for information on how to register.

During the board meeting, superintendent Matthew McCorkle took the time to update the current repairs and cleaning efforts in the district. The projects include power washing Gardner Park bleachers, attempting to fix some of the reserved seating there, painting the fence silver to make it look nicer while it is still able to be used, placing a rubber mat at the Gardner Park athletic house to accommodate players using the building, repairing several of the roofs on the buildings in the district, cleaning the mechanics garage at the district office and cleaning and painting the field house at Washington High School.

By Martin Graham

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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