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School official encourages vaccinations

School official encourages vaccinations School official encourages vaccinations
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]

Dr. Lance Richards, superintendent of North Harrison Community School Corp., encouraged those attending Thursday evening’s school board meeting, both in person and those watching virtually, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, if eligible, and to suggest to others to do the same.

“Please get vaccinated,” Richards said. “We want to come back to school in an absolutely normal fashion next year, and vaccines are a vital key to that.

“I do feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. “We aren’t out of the tunnel, but there is a light, and I am very proud of our school community.”

In other business at the meeting, the board approved multiple personnel items, including the resignations or retirements of Stacy Jackson, North Harrison Middle School special education teacher; Tonya Hood, NHMS instructional assistant; Gracie Harris, Morgan Elementary School cafeteria staff; and Grace Engleman, North Harrison Elementary School teacher.

Several appointments were also made: Lacey Herman, NHES cafeteria staff; Jenny Spalding, North Harrison High School instructional assistant; Kena Haun, NHES P.E. instructional assistant; Alana Hemp, NHES instructional assistant; Bill Hoyer and Rob Uhl, NHHS baseball volunteer coaches; and Bri Lampton Price, NHES instructional assistant.

The board also approved an increase to Jill Beyerle’s contracted bus route, from 47.8 miles to 50.8 miles per day.

The next North Harrison Community School Corp. board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the North Harrison Middle School cafeteria.

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