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Holly McCauley was sworn in as the newest member of the Barrington Board of Education this week, while incumbents Carla bolling and Robert Klopp were sworn in to new three-year terms.
The annual board reorganization also included the re-election of Michael Drumm as board president and Bolling as board vice president, as well as the following appointments:
The following committee memberships also were approved:
After the reorganization meeting, the board conducted its regular monthly meeting during which it recognized the Woodland School students of the month, approved a new long-term fourth-grade teacher and a Woodland School language arts teacher, OK’d the honor society field trip date change and more.
Woodland’s students of the month were fifth-graders Olivia Hayden and Kyler Hooven, sixth-graders Jake McCormick and Brittany Mizner, seventh-graders Matt Leason and Dakota Trailes and eighth-graders Kyle Barner and Taylor Carmack.
Ruth Biemer was approved as a long-term fourth-grade teacher rfeplacing A. Flamini, who is out on family leave. James Bell was approved as a new language arts teacher in Woodland School.
The honor society’s field trip to Princeton University was changed from May 22 to April 3.
During the public discussion portion of the meeting, a parent questioned the showing of the movie Elf to a second-grade Spanish class, while also asking for a better understanding of what students in the Avon School Spanish class are studying. The parent also asked about the district’s policy for grading physical education classes and pointed out safety concerns with regard to the Avon School playground.
The board’s next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10.
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