Excitement over the next few years’ curricular and infrastructural plans carried the tone of Monday night’s Kenton City School Board meeting.
Chief among Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Penczarski’s “piles” of reports was the announcement that Segment II of the district’s Facilities Construction project has been approved for state funding to be received as early as July 2021 and no later than July 2022, pending the finalization of a master plan. Parties interested in joining the district’s bond committee are advised to contact the board office or a building principal by this June.
Other items of discussion at Monday night’s 22-minute meeting included the district’s reception of a $150,000 grant as one of seven local districts, including Bellefontaine and Wapakoneta, in one of 11 statewide cohorts in a RemotEDx Industry Recognized Credential pre-apprenticeship program, the official approval of calendar option “B” after overwhelming support from district employees, and the approval of new guidelines for alternative high-school diploma requirements.
The next meeting of the Kenton City School District Board of Education is scheduled to be held seven p.m. Monday, April 19, with presentations of senior portraits and further discussion of apprenticeship program plans expected to be included in the proceedings.