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New year came with new changes

August 29, 2012

NAPPANEE — The Wa-Nee district has a broadened scope of educational opportunities coming to pass during this new 2012-13 scholastic year. 
As such, there have been many teaching positions and support staff members added to the faculty roster, and the lengthy list was brought forth for the approval of the Board of School Trustees during their recent session on Monday, Aug. 13. One of the most apparent changes is the institution of full-time daily kindergarten.
Another involves the integration of Title I services at Wakarusa Elementary. Title I encompasses a federally-funded, statewide range of courses tailored to help students who would benefit from supplemental academic programs, or for those who have specific needs in their learning processes. Title I status and financing is given to schools and/or districts who have a certain percentage of families with school aged children applying for financial assistance with meals and textbooks. “Nappanee Elementary and Woodview Elementary have been Title I schools in the past, but Wakarusa did not qualify,” explained Superintendent Joe Sabo. “This year, Wakarusa Elementary will receive Title I services for the first time; based on the number of students on free and reduced lunch, they qualify. Wa-Nee has received additional Title I funding for the 2012-13 school year.”
The staffing changes that have been rendered effective since the start of the school year include the following:
New employment
Casey Bough — Substitute for Physical Education at NorthWood High through Feb. 22, 2013
Brittney — Substitute for first grade at Nappanee Elementary through Feb. 22, 2013
Brooke Wilson — Substitute Spanish teacher at NorthWood High through Feb. 22, 2013
Christine Baldridge — Literacy Coach at Wakarusa Elementary
Kris Fielstra — Guidance Counselor at Wakarusa Elementary
James Checkley — sixth grade Computer teacher at NorthWood Middle
Cody Meyers — Prime Time Kindergarten assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Ashley Romano — Special Education assistant at NorthWood Middle
Julie Anderson — Music assistant at NorthWood Middle
Matt Hostetter — Substitute bus driver
Jennifer Ellsworth — Full-time Special Education assistant at Woodview Elementary
Diane Ivin — Full-time, Prime Time assistant at Woodview Elementary
Claire Williams — Full-time Prime Time Kindergarten assistant at Woodview Elementary
Carrie Keller — .5 Job share Prime Time assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Anne Hasse — .5 Job share Prime Time assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Mandy Gerber — .5 Job share Prime Time assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Lindsay Yoder — .5 Temporary Prime Time assistant at Nappanee Elementary through Dec. 21, 2012
Sue Matthews — Full-time Title I Reading interventionist at Nappanee Elementary
Angela Cook — Full-time Prime Time Kindergarten assistant at Wakarusa Elementary
Lisa Hostetter — Full-time Title I Reading interventionist at Wakarusa Elementary
Julie Isbell — Part-time cafeteria at Nappanee Elementary
Michelle Ware — Full-time Special Education assistant at Wakarusa Elementary
Kendra Stutzman — Full-time Title I Reading interventionist at Wakarusa Elementary
Transfers
Sherri Brink — Part-time custodian at NorthWood Middle to part-time cafeteria at Wakarusa Elementary
Tanya Holdeman — Substitute cafeteria to part-time custodian at Wakarusa Elementary
Ashlie Freed — Substitute bus driver to regular route driver
Dale Schertz — Afternoon shuttle driver to regular route driver
Meschelle Davidhizer — Substitute bus driver to afternoon shuttle driver
Ashley Yeager — Substitute teacher to full-time Reading interventionist at Woodview Elementary
Beth Sechrist — Substitute teacher to full-time Reading interventionist at Woodview Elementary
Jill Mishler — Extended day to full-time Prime Time Kindergarten assistant at Woodview Elementary
Sue Berkey — .5 Extended day and .2 ESL assistant to .5 Prime Time and .2 ESL assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Tami Bancroft — .5 Prime Time assistant to full-time Special Education 1 on 1 assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Rosie Griffy — Special Education 1 on 1 assistant to Special Education assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Ronda Weldy — Full-time Prime Time to .5 Prime Time and .5 Title I substitute teacher at Nappanee Elementary through Dec. 21, 2012
Laurie Frantz — Extended Day to full-time Prime Time Kindergarten assistant at Wakarusa Elementary
Kay Schertz — Temporary part-time cafeteria to part-time cafeteria at NorthWood High
Rob Kurtz — Substitute teacher to full-time Special Education 1 on 1 assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Lisabeth Wilson — Substitute teacher to full-time Title I Reading Interventionist at Nappanee Elementary
Jennifer Johnson — Substitute teacher to full-time Title I Reading interventionist at Nappanee Elementary
Rex Holdeman — Substitute teacher for sixth Grade Special Education assistant at NorthWood Middle
Sharon Yoder — Full-time Special Education assistant to full-time Prime Time Kindergarten assistant at Wakarusa Elementary
Resignations
Ronda Hunsberger — Music assistant at NorthWood Middle
Fred Suter — Special Education assistant at NorthWood High
Serena Dyksen — Library assistant at Nappanee Elementary
Leave of absence
Sara Carrico — Spanish teacher at NorthWood, extension of leave through Feb. 25, 2013
Among the additional agenda items that were addressed by the board were:
• granting permission to Business Manager Roger Zentz to begin the process of advertising the 2013 budget,
• accepting the approval of Ralph and Joanne Gerhart’s resignations from the Wa-Nee Community Schools Building Corporation,
• subsequently approving a related motion to appoint Larry Andrews as president and Wayne Klotz as secretary of the aforementioned entity,
• affirming a suggestion made by Zentz to purchase fuel from North Central Co-Op for the district’s fleet of vehicles (North Central Co-Op was the lone submission in a recent query set forth by the board seeking fuel bids.),
• approving a request to advertise the sale of school property, one van and one bus, by sealed bids.
• accepting Conflict of Interest Statements from Eric Brown, board president, and Ed Moser, secretary (Brown is affiliated with Brown and Brown Construction, and Moser’s wife, Gloria, is employed by Mapletronics. Both companies have previously worked with the Wa-Nee district in various capacities, and are likely to continue to do so this year.),
• renewing the annual contract between Wa-Nee Community Schools and the Elkhart Area Career Center. 

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