A quick Swanton Board of Education meeting Wednesday started with multiple board commendations.
Two retirees were recognized. Delores Garling was recognized for 40 years with the Swanton Local School District and Mick Miller was recognized for 30 years with the district.
Also, the Swanton Athletic Boosters were commended for work they did at the athletic facility on Cherry Street. Renovations of the home and visiting locker rooms were among the improvements.
Finally, David Smith and Ben Remer were recognized for receiving a Senatorial Citation from State Senator Theresa Gavarone for their recent election as a member for the Swanton Board of Education.
Also at the meeting, multiple donations were approved. They included eight donations from Swanton American Legion bingo to athletic teams ranging from $460.09 to $2,185.
Several personnel items were approved including the retirement of elementary guidance counselor Rob Gilson, effective May 29. Also approved were Denton Saunders and Joel Visser, spring strength and conditioning; Jonathan Lemon, reserve baseball coach; Joseph Hensley, assistant baseball coach; and Bailie Brock, student teacher.
• Swanton Elementary School Principal Kristi Molter reported that Charlie, a therapy dog, has been a huge hit with both students and staff since his first day in January.
She also reported that approximately 40 students have been signed up for April 2-3 kindergarten registration and screening. The fourth grade winter music program will be Feb. 27 at Swanton High School.
• Matt Smith, Swanton Middle School principal, reported the school is working hard to prepare for the Amazing Shake competition. The first round is March 3.
• Swanton High School’s spring musical will be “The Addams Family,” Principal Jason Longbrake reported. It is scheduled for March 26-29.
He also reported that AIR end of course testing begins March 31 and all juniors will take the ACT Tuesday.
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