Appo School Board Recognizes Staff And Receives $10,000 Check At June Meeting

by Super User

It was a lighter than usual agenda at the June 12 Appoquinimink School District meeting.

The board began by recognizing several individuals; Delaware’s School Librarian of the Year, Katelynn Scott from A.G. Waters Middle School;  the school district’s Para of the Year, Mari Biscieglia; and Ken Hutchins representing Bugles Across America by performing “Taps” at various veteran internment ceremonies. Also honored were retired  Silver Lake Elementary School principal Cynthia Clay and Executive Director of PK-12 & Adult Education Deborah Panchisin. The school system also honored Dover Federal Credit Union and the institution presented a $10,000 to the school district.

The board received a reading on extended health care services for the school system which includes reproductive services and contraception along with HIV and STD testing. While state law says that children 12 or older can seek services without parental consent, parental consent will be required to seek such services from the schools under the age of 18. Another reading will be presented in July and the board will vote in August.

Several of the board members talked about Middletown and Appoquinimink High School’s graduation ceremony, Sunday June 10 at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware where 385 MHS students graduated and 359 from AHS.

The board approved a 2% pay raise for certain employees and approved a change in Construction Change Orders which will require joint signatures from the Board President and Superintendent. The board also approved $14,109 for membership; in the Delaware School Board Association.

The School Board will have a Workshop on Wednesday, June 27 beginning with an executive session at 5pm followed by a public session at 6pm where the board will discuss the tax rate and building utilization.

Photo credits: Keith Thompson

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