By Leah Sander
WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools hired employees for three top positions within the corporation on Tuesday, June 8.
At its meeting on that date, the Warsaw Community School Board approved hiring Jenna Moree as Eisenhower Elementary School principal, Todd Braddock as Lakeview Middle School principal and Kyle Carter as the corporation’s chief technology and analytics officer.
Moree is a new hire to the school corporation, having most recently been the principal at Western Primary School in Russiaville. Braddock and Carter have served in other roles. Braddock comes to his position having served as the LMS assistant principal while Carter was the Jefferson Elementary School principal.
All three were present at the meeting with their families.
Moree brought her husband, Justin, and their children, Scarlett and Coralyn. Braddock brought his wife, Miranda, and their children, Easton and Brynlee. Carter brought his wife, Jenna, and their children, Lincoln and Ben.
The board also had a public hearing at the meeting related to the latest distribution of federal coronavirus relief funds to the corporation.
The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund or ESSER Fund was set up through the CARES Act last year. The corporation received one distribution related to that of about $500,000.
It received another ESSER distribution of more than $2 million related to the CRRSA Act around the beginning of this year. The third ESSER distribution, related to the American Rescue Plan Act of this year, of more than $6 million, was what was discussed Tuesday.
WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert said the funds would be used to help with staff training and learning remediation.
“We want to make sure that (our use of the money) is very, very focused on building that foundation for the future as we move forward,” he said.
In other business, the board:
- Approved moving forward with redoing the tennis courts and putting them over by the softball field.
That will be at a maximum cost of $1,486,000.