By Leah Sander
AKRON — Masks could soon no longer be required in the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp.
The Tippecanoe Valley School Board had its monthly work session on Thursday, June 17, at Tippecanoe Valley High School’s Jeff Shriver Viking Room. Members discussed the agenda for its board meeting scheduled for Monday, June 21, then.
At the session, TVSC Superintendent Blaine Conley said the board was to discuss the corporation’s reopening plan related to the COVID-19 pandemic at its Monday meeting.
“My recommendation to you guys is that masks are optional,” said Conley regarding the upcoming school year. That would apply to students, staff and the public.
Gov. Eric Holcomb announced in May that school boards could decide what to do with mask requirements starting on July 1.
Conley added changing the mask requirement was dependent on any future requirements from the health department or state leaders.
Conley also told the board that Scott Sterk is to be considered as a candidate for the role of Akron Elementary School principal at Monday’s meeting.
“Scott just rose to the top of the candidates that we interviewed,” said Conley. “We’re really excited about having him lead Akron Elementary School and have him back in the community working for us.”
Conley pointed out the board had already approved Sterk as a sixth-grade science teacher for Tippecanoe Valley Middle School. The board will have to accept his resignation for that role if it approves him as principal.
The meeting Monday is at 6 p.m. at Mentone Elementary School.