Makeup Of Bath School Board Will Change Next Year

Warm Springs, Va – Changes are in store for the Bath School Board next year. At Tuesday night’s meeting school board chairman Eddie Ryder announced that this is his last year on the board. He will be running for the Bath Board of Supervisors, for the Cedar Creek district seat. Ryder has served on the Bath school board for twenty years.

After the meeting adjourned Tuesday night, school board member Barbara Waldeck announced to the press table that she also will not be running again for the school board. She represents the Valley Springs District.

A number of students were recognized Tuesday night for their accomplishments. The high school girls’ basketball team was recognized for being Region C champions this year and for making their first appearance in the Group A final four. Two teams of students participated in the Young Chef Challenge and each took second place in different categories.

Twenty nine students attended the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Conference and 8 qualified to go on to the state competition. Beta Club members participated in the state convention where the Quiz Bowl team won second place and has been invited to attend the national convention. Students in Industrial Maintenance classes were recognized for their project of building children’s playhouses, which are for sale. And Art teacher Courtney Horner recognized a number of her students.

It was announced that two Destination Imagination teams from the high school competed in the regional competition with a first and a second place finish. The first place team then placed third at the state competition and now has the opportunity to go to the global competition.

The board heard a report on the High School Mentoring Program. The program pairs students with area professionals so students can learn more about different careers. The program is also conducting SAT prep courses and helping students with college searches and applications. More than 20 students are participating.

The board also approved a four day work week for staff during the summer. The four day week will be in effect June 20 through August 5.

A public hearing on next year’s school budget is scheduled for Thursday April 14th at 7pm at the courthouse.

And a change was made for the May school board meeting. The date was changed to Monday May 9 and it will be held at Valley Elementary School.

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