Oregon-Davis Gets $2,000 to Feed Students, Donates Supplies to Health Department

The Oregon-Davis School Corporation has gotten $2,000 to help make sure students get the nutrition they need. Last week, the school board accepted a donation from the Santa’s Workshop program of the First Presbyterian Church of Walkerton and United Methodist Church of Walkerton. That money will be used for feeding children or to help with lunch debt.

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Oregon-Davis School Board Approves Seclusion and Restraint Plan

Oregon-Davis-Jr_Sr-BuildingOregon-Davis School Corporation staff members will be getting some training in how handle conflict situations. On Monday, the school board approved an implementation plan for the “seclusion and restraint” policy it recently adopted. According to Superintendent Don Harman, that plan includes annual training for all staff members on how to de-escalate conflict situations. Continue reading

O-D Board Adopts Math Books, Sets Fees

Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai
Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai

The Oregon-Davis School Board is planning for the upcoming school year as the current one draws to a close. They adopted mathematics textbooks as recommended during a special meeting Monday. Continue reading

O-D School Board Hires Superintendent

Dr. Don Harman will take over as superintendent of the Oregon-Davis School Corporation on July 1.
Dr. Don Harman will take over as superintendent of the Oregon-Davis School Corporation on July 1.

The Oregon-Davis School Corporation has a new superintendent. The school board voted unanimously last night to hire Dr. Don Harman. He is a Warsaw native who has served as principal at South Vermillion High School in Clinton for the past three years. Continue reading

O-D Superintendent Contract Hearing Set for Tonight

Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai
Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai

The Oregon-Davis School Board will solicit input on a proposed superintendent contract during a public hearing this evening.

It includes a base salary of $95,000 for each of the next three years, along with health, dental, vision, long-term disability and term life insurance. Continue reading

O-D School Board Schedules Superintendent Contract Hearing

Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai
Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai

The Oregon-Davis School Board is wrapping up its search for a permanent superintendent. Jim Dermody has been serving in an interim capacity since January. He replaced Greg Briles, who left O-D in December to take a job with another corporation. Dermody’s interim contract runs out at the end of June. Continue reading

O-D Board Prepares for Superintendent Search

Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai
Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai

The Oregon-Davis School Board still hopes to have a permanent superintendent in place by July 1. Greg Briles left the corporation at the end of December for a position in Delphi. The board hired retired New Prairie Superintendent Jim Dermody to fill that role on an interim basis. Continue reading

Oregon-Davis School Board to Reorganize Tonight

Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai
Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai

The Oregon-Davis School Board will formally approve a contract with their interim superintendent when they meet this evening. Greg Briles resigned at the end of December to take a job with the Delphi school corporation. Last month O-D announced the hiring of former New Prairie Superintendent Jim Dermody on an interim basis. Continue reading