West Central School Board Considers Homeless Student Policy, Approves Staff Retirements

Making sure homeless students have access to education is the goal of a policy revision being considered by the West Central School Board. Superintendent Don Street says it’s a standard policy that was recommended by the Indiana School Boards Association. It deals with homeless students’ enrollment rights and services.

Street says the school board approved the policy on first reading last week. It will be up for final approval at an upcoming meeting.

In other business last week, Street says board members approved four retirements: “Debbie Crosby has worked at the West Central cafeteria for years,” Street says. “Bob Nash, a bus driver; David Reif, a teacher; and E. Anne Ketchen, who has been as substitute for the West Central School Corporation.”

The draft minutes from last week’s meeting indicate that the board also officially accepted Street’s resignation from the superintendent’s position. He’s taking over as the Kankakee Valley School Corporation’s superintendent in July. The West Central School Board is expected to name his replacement during a special session tonight at 7:30 EDT.