WUSD’s Students’ First School Moving Forward

Dr. David Black, Superintendant for WUSD, reported that the Students’ First construction project is progressing nicely at the recent Governing Board Meeting.

Black has been meeting with the architects who are working towards building the new school.

Dr. Black asked that a presentation being put on the agenda for the next meeting for a presentation on how the process is progressing and what the district can expect in the future. He also explained that the board has the possibility to upgrade certain things during the building process at the district’s expense.

The board also accepted a donation of $1,000 from Wal-Mart for Thomas Jefferson Elementary. The money will be used for student incentives.

The board heard a report by Joe Bullmore, Assistant Superintendant for WUSD, about the possibility of raising the price for adult and full-price lunches by 25 cents. Linda Mileham, Food Service Director for Chartwells, requested the raise to make the lunch program self-sufficient. The board will vote on the issue at a later time.

The board set up a noon meeting to hold a work session. The goal of the session will to be review the board’s policies and to find goals for the board for their year.

The school board approved the resignation of Janice Henling as of May 24. The board also approved the hiring of Melissa Grabowski as a temporary Special Education Aide at Washington Elementary and Jerlynn M. Chatter as a district bus driver.

The next board meeting will be February 6 at 7 p.m. in the Governing Board Room.

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