Clear Fork school board wraps up 2019; 2020 organizational meeting set for Jan. 7

CLEAR FORK VALLEY – School activities are slowing as 2019 closes.

But organization efforts for 2020 is already starting.

The Clear Fork Valley School Board will have its organizational meeting for 2020 on Jan. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in the media room at the high school.

A meeting to discuss school budget matters was set for Dec. 27, at the school at 9 a.m.

Board member Lori McKee was named president pro tempore for the organizational meeting on Jan. 7.

School officials reported on year-end activities at their schools at the most recent board meeting.

Jennifer Klaus, principal at the middle school, said students have sung at senior breakfasts, and have participated in activities … like having fun with duct tape.

The students have also been building robots, learning chess and learning more about physical fitness.

Libby Nickoli, principal at Butler Elementary School, said students enjoyed had a Tiny Tim shopping experience set up so they could buy items locally. They also had a pre-school Christmas program.

There will be a math night at that school Jan. 23.

Bellville Elementary School has Purple Star students, advised by Ashley Twedt. Stacey Swank, the Bellville principal explained the program. She also shared that a recent military youth periodical featured a picture of Twedt on the cover.

Cindy Kochheiser, the district’s technology director, talked about some of the technology enterprises she supervises.

She showed a few video clips of students utilizing the technology that is available.

Derek Fisher, principal of the Knox County Career Center, appeared before the board to talk about a successful November open house. He also reported about applications they have received.

Board president Amy Weekley presented board member Dan Freund with a plaque commemorating his service . His term on the board expires at the end of this year. All board members, superintendent Janice Wyckoff and treasurer Bradd Stevens commended Freund for his service.

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2020 organizational meeting set for Jan. 7


By Louise Swartzwalder

Galion Inquirer