JCD students and staff recognized

Beth Rumsey

Staff Writer

The generosity of Jac-Cen-Del School Corporation staff and students were acknowledged at the regular board meeting held on Wednesday, December 15.

According to high school principal Johnny Budd, the high school students and clubs collected food and clothing to donate to the Angels of Giving program. Superintendent Bill Narwold noted that food boxes were provided and delivered to 25 families at Thanksgiving due to the efforts of the elementary staff and students.

The students of the advanced history and English classes will collaborate on a project to produce a DVD about the 50-year history of Jac-Cen-Del. These classes, taught by Ernie Ruble and Jennifer Prince, are in cooperation with Vincennes University and will provide the students with dual credits.

The project, scheduled to begin second semester, brought the need for netbooks to be used by the students due to scheduling conflicts with the computer lab. The board will consider the request to purchase these computers.

Narwold noted that the Class of 1961 was the first graduating class from JCD and recognition will be made at graduation.

In personnel, the recommendation to approve the employment of Debbie Carroll from part-time instructional aide to full-time instructional aide was unanimously approved. The board approved the employment of Tammy Shaw from part-time to full-time teacher. Both recommendations are effective January 4.

In other business:

• The board approved the rate of 51 cents per mile reimbursement for the use of private vehicles for business travel effective January 1.

• The appropriation of $3,277.41 from the rainy day fund for severance and retirement obligations was approved.

All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the elementary school library.