AKRON — The official retirement of Superintendent Brett Boggs was accepted during the school board meeting held last night, Jan. 15.
After attending Tippecanoe Valley as a student and spending 40 years teaching and administrating within the school system, Boggs will now be parting ways with Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. The official retirement was accepted with notes of appreciation from the board members.
“It’s been an honor to serve Tippecanoe Valley for 40 years,” said Boggs. “It’s been a great place to be as a student, teacher, coach and administrator.”
The board then voted on the annual reorganization of the school board. Adam Heckman was approved as board president, Aaron Zolman was approved as board vice president, Stan Miller was approved as the board’s secretary and Jessica McFarland was approved as the board’s secretary.
An update on the Akron Elementary School construction was given to board members. The inside of the school is expected to be completed by the end of January. Work on the hallway carpet, a work room and the media center will be finished within the next few weeks.
A few outdoor projects such as landscaping and playground mulch will be completed once there is a break in the snow.
A building dedication is planned for 2 p.m. March 18, inside the new Akron Elementary School gym.
In other news:
- A $1,000 grant from the SmithStrong Foundation was accepted. The grant will be gifted to an athlete that represents the values of the SmithStrong Foundation later in the year.
- Mikah Lukens presented an update on the Alternative Education Program at the Burket Educational Center.
- The board approved keeping the meeting times the same moving forward. All school board meetings will be at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month unless otherwise noted.
- The next meeting will be held on Feb. 12, at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School.