BOURBON — Energy-efficient home kits will soon provide Triton School Corporation with way to bring in some funds.
Superintendent Donna Burroughs reported in the August school board meeting that utility companies in Indiana such as NIPSCO are now distributing such kits to willing homeowners. For each kit distributed, the school corporation will receive $25.
“Anybody living in Indiana can participate (and have the money go to Triton),” said Burroughs. “All the utility companies in the state are participating.”
The kit contains several lightbulbs, a shower head, and other items to install in the home in order to save energy. There is also an option to have a modification placed on a resident’s air conditioning unit. The school will receive an additional $25 for each person willing to have this installed.
To receive a kit, contact the Triton School Corporation administration office, 574-342-2255.
In other business:
• Bob Ross, assistant principal at Triton Jr./Sr. High School, gave a brief presentation on remodeling that had been done to the school buildings over the summer, including 500 new lockers, new handicapped parking spaces, and many new computers. School board members thanked Ross for the information and Debbie Shivley commented, “To say that we can start the school year ready to go is huge to those who put in the time over the summer.”
• Burroughs noted that Kandi Coyle would serve as part-time speech pathologist for the 2012-2013 school year. Coyle will also work for Oregon-Davis and her benefits and salary will be split between the two schools. Diane Walter, who retired last year, will also be returning to work one day a week as a part-time assistant speech pathologist.
• The school board approved the hiring of the following lay coaches for the 2012-13 school year: Cheerleading — Dara Greenawalt, Emily Grubbs, and Whitney Ambrose; Volleyball — Samantha Keel, Amy Yates, and Carmen Meister; Cross Country — Travis Cooper; Girls Basketball — Justina Faulkner, Brent Cooper, Teresa Watkins, and Lana Hostrawser; Football Assistants — Layne Leeper, Jim Shively, Ray West, and Brad Hargrave; Baseball — Jim Shively; Boys Tennis — Allen Peckham; Softball — Steve McBride; Track — Jeremy May; and Boys Golf — Dave Carpenter.
The board also approved the following volunteer coaching positions: Football — Joe Doll, Matt Arvesen, Jared Crooks, Jeremy May, and Dan Riffle; Boys Tennis — Jon Shaffer; and Girls Golf — Dave Carpenter.