WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools is already looking ahead to the fall when sun-tanned students will be headed back into the classroom.
“We have about 18 percent of our students registered,” said Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert at the Board of School Trustees monthly work session Thursday afternoon, June 14.
“That is good, [Chief Analytics Officer] Shelly [Wifong] was saying we’re about three weeks ahead of time from where we were last year. I still have to get my three registered, so I just want to put a plug in for everyone to go to the registration site because I hear it is very, very quick this year and you can do it on your phone. Because of some of the ADA compliance, they made it very easy to do on your phone this year so I want to encourage people to do that.”
According to the school corporation’s website, registrants will need a valid email address and free email accounts can be set up at http://www.gmail.com. The school corporation has registration instructions at http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/wcs/entry/2017-2018-online-registration-information.
The board also heard about progress with the Student Activity Center constructions as well as some frugal decisions made in facilities in a report from Director of Maintenance, Buildings and Grounds Jim LeMasters.
According to LeMasters, a chiller was recently purchased for the high school and the way the piece of equipment was bought was different than previous purchases with the process from purchase to installation being done in increments.
“We probably saved $75,000 to $100,000 that way,” said LeMasters. “This is some of the things that we’re trying to do different. We’re trying to work a little differently than in the past.”
LeMasters told the board that paneling had been removed in the construction area and praised team members from Weigand Construction for the way the project is moving along.
“I think [Weigand is] going above and beyond to make sure they stay on task,” he said. “So far it’s gone pretty smooth, we haven’t missed a beat. It’s beginning to take shape. There are a lot of things that we’re doing that I think we’re doing well.”