Bath School Discusses Ways To Reduce Runoff From High School

Warm Springs, VA – The Bath County School Board is considering a plan to stop the water runoff from the area around the High School. At Tuesday night’s Bath School Board meeting the board heard a presentation by Jeff Strasser on behalf of the Athletic Booster club. The booster club has been working on plans to build a new softball field at the high school. And in the process Strasser hopes to alleviate the problem with water run off from the high school hill.

Strasser and Pastor Steve Shaver of Faith Covenant Family church have addressed the board previously about water runoff damaging church property below the high school. On Tuesday night Strasser proposed putting in a drainage pipe at the high school retention pond that would run through the new softball field and through Faith covenant Family church property into an existing drainage ditch on Route 220. He proposed dividing the cost of the project between the school, the church and the athletic booster club.

He said he has volunteer contractors ready to start work and asked the school board for $15,000 so the Booster Club could begin work on the project. School Superintendent Dr. David Smith said there’s not enough money currently in the maintenance category. Strasser said he will present the plan to the Bath Board of Supervisors to see if the board will approve the transfer of money into the maintenance category.

Superintendent Smith was recognized at Tuesday night’s meeting by the school board and by Shenandoah Valley Headstart. Tuesday was Dr. Smith’s last regular school board meeting. He’s leaving at the end of April for a new job as superintendent of prince Edward county schools. Director of instruction and personnel Sue Hirsch has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Bath County schools.

Also on Tuesday night, Spelling bee winners were recognized. Austin Tuley was the winner from Valley Elementary and Chris Puffenberger won the Millboro Elementary bee. He was the also the division winner and the Bath representative in the spelling bee in Roanoke.

Appointments approved at the meeting include:

Dave McGee Volleyball,Head Varsity
Terry Bradley Golf, Head
Mark Fry Golf, Volunteer assistant
Daphne Davidson Cross Country, Head
Pat Whitson Cheerleading, Fall
Kim Reese Flag Corp

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