Friday, July 30, 2021

Wrapping Up the Month of July

This summer has been full of activity and, at times, a bit busy.  However, I must say many good things are happening, which makes the effort worth it.   

I was really pleased with the board's process to appoint a new Board member to fill the vacancy created by Darrin Bouray's resignation. The Board only had 30 days to fill the vacancy, so there were several steps that needed to be taken in a short amount of time. They interviewed six applicants in an open session at the special Board Meeting held on July 22nd.  It was interesting to listen to each of them speak and talk about their reasons for wanting to serve on the Board.  Each of them had some good insight to share.  

Benne Rogers

After the interviews, the board decided to appoint Benne Rogers as an acting member of the Board. He, and his wife Melissa, have been active volunteers in the District for several years and have children who have attended Shenandoah CSD. Their daughter is currently a student at the high school. I look forward to working with him in his role on the Board.




Our leadership team has worked diligently to fill staff positions this summer. I am thrilled to announce that Andrew Lynes (School Counselor, JK8 School) and Hannah Rodgers (Associate) have committed to joining the Shenandoah CSD team. They are terrific people and will add value to our team. 
Hannah Rodgers

Andrew Lynes
  

The Maintenance and Technology staff have made a stellar effort to take on several projects this summer. I have included a few photos here, so you can see some of the progress that is being made in some of the different areas. Unfortunately, I couldn't quite capture it all, but I think you can see good work is being done using the District's PPEL, SAVE, and ESSER funds that will make a positive impact.


Bus Barn

Bus Barn

JK 8 School

New Technology

New Technology

Preschool Classroom Flooring

Preschool Classroom Flooring


Resurfacing the Track

Resurfacing the Track









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