AKRON — A local preschool will soon be finding a new home at the Burket Educational Center.
During a meeting of the Tippecanoe Valley Board of School Trustees held on March 14, the board decided to accept an agreement between Jack & Jill Preschool and the Burket Education Center.
The preschool will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday. It was discussed that if enough students are registered, an afternoon class could possibly be added.
During the meeting, the board unanimously approved to continue with the 1:1 technology initiative. The continuation of this initiative is estimated to cost $363,113. This number includes costs for updates to computers, increasing wireless capabilities, interactive displays as well as other technology related updates.
Next year, around 600 student will receive new Dell laptops to replace the devices they already have. Students will be given the choice to purchase their current devices for personal use if they would like.
During the meeting, several staff members were recognized for their services. Band instructor at Tippecanoe Valley High School and Middle School was awarded the Tippecanoe Valley World Class Teacher Award. Melissa Holstein, an instructional assistant at TVHS, and Mike Wise, a bus driver who has recently passed away, were awarded the Tippecanoe Valley Pillar Award for Outstanding Support Staff. Tiffany Adams, regional director of the International Student Exchange, received a plaque for for her years of continued support.
The board unanimously approved a motion to accept a $1,000 donation from the K21 Health Foundation in honor of Rosy Jansma. Jansma, Mentone resident and parent of two TVSC students, serves on the K21 Health Foundation Board of Directors. Because of Jansma’s involvement in the community and commitment to making a difference, the K21 Foundation made a donation in her honor.
- Gradway staff member Brittany Peterson informed the board about the history of Gradway and the plans for its future.
- Members of the Kosciusko Endowment Youth Services informed the board of a fundraising effort to raise $20,000.
- School staff updated the board on T’s Boutique.