The Southwestern Consolidated School District School Board discussed several upcoming events Wednesday evening, including the annual sixth grade field trip and summer renovations.
In previous years the sixth grade end-of-year field trip traveled to Chicago, however this year the school board approved them to travel somewhere different. They will be going to Indiana Caverns, Louisville Slugger Museum and Louisville Slugger game.
The board also approved overnight retreats for Future Farmers of America.
Southwestern High School Principal, Josh Tindall, said the prom went really well and they are still planning to have an in-person graduation ceremony. Tindall said they would like to have graduation outside it is just a matter of visibility since there will be more guests than last year.
“We’re going to see if we can make it work,” Tindall said.
Tyler Cooper, facilities director, gave the board several options on who to hire for the seal coating and painting of the parking lot that will occur over the summer. They chose to go with Robertson Paving for the asphalt and Huber Painting and Services for the painting.
“I think all three [companies] do a great job, but like you guys said, Robertson is local,” Cooper said.
Interim Superintendent Josh Edwards said it has been a challenge this year especially when it came to food service.
“I can’t thank the food services staff enough,” Edwards said. “Jumping in where it’s needed.”
Long-time kindergarten teacher Nacey Dougherty will be resigning after this current school year.
“I just want to thank Mrs. Dougherty for all her years of service,” board member Michael Burbrink said. “I know she taught all my kids and half the kids in the county probably.”
The next school board meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 12.