Honors And Recognitions On The Agenda For Last Bath School Board Meeting For 2009-2010 School Year

Warm Springs, Va – As the school year winds down, end of year recognitions filled the Bath County School Board meeting on Tuesday night.

Dascher Pasco is the Valedictorian of the Bath County High School Class of 2010. She plans to attend William & Mary University this fall. Melissa Sampson is Saluditorian and she’ll be attending Virginia Tech. School board student representative Andi Rosenberg was recognized for her work this year. She’s graduating and will attend Roanoke College. And it was announced that Jenna Crummett has been selected as the student representative for the school board next year.

Millboro Elementary School Teacher Kim Manion was recognized for her work with the Destination Imagination teams. And the following retiring staff members were recognized: Bill Lindsey, Lori Skeens, Rick Tufaro and Mike Williams.
The board also accepted the resignation of Valley Elementary Teacher Nicki Wolfe.

In other business Tuesday night, the summer school schedule was approved. Summer school will be held at both Millboro and Valley Elementary schools in July, beginning on Tuesday July 6. Summer school meets for half a day, four days a week, with no school on Fridays.

School Board member Joyce Hevener wanted to add discussion about the high school softball field relocation to the agenda on Tuesday night. There was no second from any other board members, so it didn’t make it onto the agenda. School Board Chairman Eddie Ryder said additions to the agenda need approval from two board members.

The board also considered a change in the medication policy regarding narcotics. The school nurses recommended a change in policy to prohibit the administration of narcotic medication at school. The nurses cited concerns with side effects, concerns with students who drive who have taken medication and with verifying that medication is given at appropriate time intervals.

The board discussed the recommended change and School Board member Joyce Hevener made a motion to accept it, but with no second it didn’t pass. The medication policy change will continue to be reviewed.

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