A longtime faculty member at West Central High School is retiring at the end of the year. Julie Hart has served as the high school librarian for nearly two decades. Superintendent Don Street says she began her career with the corporation 37 years as ago as a middle school English teacher. The school board accepted her retirement notice when they met Thursday evening.
West Central’s enrollment has dropped by 126 students over the past decade, and the corporation has seen a $500,00 reduction in state funding since last year. Street says the board is looking at ways to reduce expenses and cut personnel. The number of positions that will need to be cut will be determined after the March 31st kindergarten round up and enrollment for fall classes. Street says the board will discuss necessary faculty and staff cuts in greater detail in May.