Decatur County Community Schools Board of Education

The Decatur County Community Schools Board of Education met on Wednesday.

The board approved the payment of claims and payroll. The resignations of Todd Crabill- North Decatur High School, Elizabeth Fry-North Decatur High School, Mallory Paswater- South Decatur Elementary, Sonya Trenkamp- South Decatur Elementary, and Susan Baldwin-South Decatur Elementary were approved. The retirement of Connie Fruchnicht- North Decatur Elementary was approved. The hirings of Angel Hocker- Director of Learning, Nicole Stone- South Decatur Elementary Principal, Rodney Martin- South Decatur High School Athletic Director, Lynn Bryan- North Decatur High School, and Cortney Gault- South Decatur Elementary were approved. Breanna Morris is the Varsity Cheerleading Coach for North Decatur Athletics. The field trip for North Decatur Basketball to Fort Wayne for D1 Camp on June 17-19 was approved.

There was a request for the proposal for Construction Manager as the constructor for the South Decatur High School Nursing lab was approved. The annual renewal for the food management company for the 2021/2022 school year was approved. There was a request to dispose of the following obsolete equipment: an old NDHS football scoreboard and 10 wooden tables. This was approved. There were 2 fundraisers approved.

South Decatur Elementary School Principal Angel Hocker gave a report. With plenty of help, the school smoothly relocated students to a new location last week when the power had gone out in the building. They had a drive through kindergarten round-up that had about 50 kids participate. The kindergarten concert went well with each student having 2 tickets. They also had their National Honor Society induction. They are getting ready for I-Learn. They had healthy image lessons and puberty talks begin soon for 5th graders. The extra effort award went to Allison Kunz, the cafeteria manager. She has gone above and beyond everyday for students, recently preparing meals got sick kids to take home with them.

South Decatur High School Principal Jim Jameson gave a report. The Jr. High academic team got 1st in every category at the Jacendel invitational. Savannah Bushorn was selected as an academic all state. 32 days of school are left and they recently handed out caps and gowns to the seniors. Prom is on May 8th and the theme is “Rustic Romance”. Jameson is proud of the staff who within 24 hours raised $600 for a family who lost their home in a fire last week. The extra effort award went to Amanda Gault. With the challenges of Covid, she was able to put together a drama club performance of “Clue” by doing a virtual show. This gave the students a chance to participate when they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to have a show.

Morgan Schofield


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