BOE gearing up for summer and next school year

Deptford BOE bracing for end of school year

The Deptford Board of Education was gearing up for the upcoming school year a its recent meeting. Pictured from left are Todd Reitzel, school business administrator Susan Kryszczak, board president, Arthur E. Dietz, superintendent and Kevin Kanuss, chief academic officer. (ELDON GRAHAM/ The Sun)

At its most recent meeting, the Deptford Board of Education discussed several topics, including issues to close out the school year and preparing for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

The BOE approved 12 new hires, including five volunteers for the high school football coaches in the district for the 2019 season. Coaches will also serve as volunteer weight training coaches for the spring and summer.

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Students who want to play a sport next season will find it easier to get their physicals processed after the board approved Monongahela Middle School nurse Veronica Snyder and Deptford High School nurse Kimberly Helfand to review and process sports physicals during the summer.

Superintendent Arthur Dietz explained how that adds convenience.

“Over the summer time, we have to process physicals and things like that. The nurse can’t do it during her normal time because a student may go get a physical at the end of June, but he wants to play sports in September, those physicals have to be processed over the summer,” said Dietz.

The board also approved the disposal of one Smart TV in Deptford High School and 48 monitors that no longer have educational value. The process will be done free of charge by Being Green, LLC.

In other news:

  • Pamela Czekay, the music teacher at Lake Tract School, conducted the opening ceremony of the meeting with the sixth-grade choir performing for the audience. The choir is a club made up of all sixth-grade girls who come inside the school and practice during recess.
  • The district’s Barnes & Noble Night was approved to be on June 4. The bookfair is a fundraiser through in-store and online book sales by encouraging students and families to shop at Barnes & Noble to purchase their summer reading books at the event.
  • The BOE approved for two staff members to supervise the Saturday Credit Completion program for high school students this spring. This program will be offered four Saturdays for May and June. Staffing will depend on student enrollment; funding will be made from parent tuition payments for the program.

The next Deptford BOE meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Deptford Township High School, inside the cafeteria.

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