JCD board congratulates student for quick action
School board members from the Jac-Cen-Del School have a lot to be proud of. They heard from Savannah Steele, who was at the November meeting to give her story about how she was able to save two students on two separate occasions. She performed the Heimlich maneuver on students who were choking. She was applauded and given a standing ovation for her valiant actions. She said she would like to become a physical therapist someday.
Elementary Principal Dee Budd was at the meeting to report on what has been going on at her school.
The first Title 1 Family Fun Night and Media Fair had a great turnout.
The sixth grade class Success Group hosted a virtual visit with author Ellen Potter.
The final UDL training on the last E-learning day was held with Budd saying both she and Fred Unsicker (high school principal) were working on their path to STEM certification.
Budd attended the Safety Specialist Training.
On Nov. 8 the elementary participated in celebrating National STEM Day. The committee planned activities that grade levels participated in throughout the day. The Kids Discovery Factory was at JCD and many community members came to share some fun things about their jobs that fit the STEM mold.
The Veteran’s Day program was a huge success with the veterans also getting a great breakfast.
American Education Week was celebrated Nov. 14-18 with groups of staff members being highlighted and staff treated with a small token of appreciation.
Kristin Denni has completed her PLTW Lead Teacher Certification.
In other business, the board approved the minutes of the October 17 Regular Session meeting, Oct. 19 Executive Session meeting and October 28 Executive Session Meeting.
They also approved the Oct. 28 Superintendent Public Hearing meeting, Oct. 28 Special Meeting, Nov. 11, TA Public Hearing; and Nov. 14 TA Ratification meeting.
Under Personnel, the board approved the retirement of Bill Craddock as Director of Maintenance and Co-Transportation Direct effective February 2, 2023. They also approved the resignation of Makayla Parcell as Girls’ Varsity Golf Coach.
Unsicker, who served as both high school principal and interim superintendent, gave his report. He gave thanks to all who participated in making the Veteran’s Day programs run smoothly. “They were two great programs and two great meals for our veterans,” he said.
He noted that both building principals, and assistant principal attended the IASP conferences recently.
“Good job” was given to Amelia Comer for hosting the first Robotics competition at JCD. “We had a lot of compliments and look forward to the next one on January 28,” Unsicker noted.
He thanked members of the bargaining unit for their help in making this year a smooth one in finalizing the master contract. He thanked Mr. Craddock for her service and newly hired superintendent, Sam Melton, for attending the meeting saying he looked forward to working with him.
The next regular meeting of the JCD Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, December 19 at 6 p.m. in the JCD Elementary Library.
Editor’s Note: Information for this story was taken from unofficial minutes from the November 2022