Koch named new principal at Bonnie Brennan Elementary

WUSD Superintendent Dr. David Black congratulates Diane Koch on her new position.

Superintendent Dr. David Black congratulated Mrs. Diane Koch on her new job while also thanking the Leadership Committee who had the job of reviewing the candidates.

The board approved the 2003-2004 salary schedules as recommended by the administration and authorize the District administration to issue employment contracts for 2003-2004. Contracts will be issued to certified personal on or before April 17, 2003, based upon approval of certified salary schedules. Classified staff will receive their contracts on or before June 13, 2003, based upon approved classified salary schedules.

The board also approved an extension of the administrator’s contracts by one year, effective July 1, 2003.

Approved also were the following donations:

• $1,000 from Arizona Public Service Company to the Winslow High School Football Club to offset expenses of the 3A Football All Stars

• $64 from Target’s “Take Charge of Education” program for Jefferson Elementary School

• $75 from the Winslow Woman’s Club to the Jefferson School Library

• $600 from Mad Pizza Inc. to be applied to sponsorship of the Winslow High School’s Captain Tony’s Classic Baseball Tournament.

Winslow’s High School Principal Doug Watson spoke briefly during the meeting to let the board know about the new changes that will take place for this year’s Graduation Ceremonies. He said there would be two types of tickets available for this year’s ceremony.

One type will be for general admission to get into the stadium and the other type will be for special reserved seating for the area most directly in front of the graduating seniors. The change is due to late arrivals of family of graduates who may have dinners, or parties for the senior to attend.

The special ticket will allow a person to have a reserved seat without having to come early to try and get a good seat. The seats will be reserved until 7:30 p.m., at that point reserved seating will be open to the general public.

Mr. Watson also spoke of some of the new classes that will be offered to high school students next fall, such as Reading, Leadership, Teacher Apprentice, Welding, Intro to Auto, Music Appreciation, Graphic Communication, Child Development for Men, Woods for Women, Business Management and Administrative Services and Business Information Technology Services.

Dr. Black said the next school board meeting would be May 7, 2003, it will also be the only school board meeting in the month of May.

School Board President Joe Hancock ended the meeting by saying, “The last few weeks I’ve seen a lot of pictures of local men and women in the Armed Forces who grew up and went to school here in Winslow. To know they’re in Iraq fighting the war kind of makes me cry. I think we here in Winslow have been blessed by all of our prayers to ensure the safety of these men and women.”

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