CAMDEN — The Preble Shawnee Local School District is working to overcome the difficult days which have followed and will continue to follow school volunteer Melissa Hudson’s death.
The Hudson family died in a four-vehicle accident just days before the PS Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Before the meeting began the board took a moment of silence, but during his report Superintendent Matt Bishop shared that the school recognized the hurt many of Melissa Hudson’s coworkers were feeling and added, the school had authorized a pastor to be with the staff in the tough time.
“It was a difficult couple days with the lost of the Hudson family and Melissa Hudson,” Bishop said. “The staff has done a good job, especially with comforting the kids. We need to make sure the staff is taken care of first. If they’re not taken care of, there is no way to take care of the kids.
“It was emotional that morning. I was to thank the pastor for his service and being there for the staff. If you ever wonder if a volunteer can make an impact on a school and a school district, just look at Melissa Hudson and the impact she has had on this district.”
In other news, Bishop shared the school has met all special education requirements.
“Every year we get a rating to make sure we have met all of our special education requirements,” he said. “It is always good to make sure we are doing the things we need to do to be compliant.”
Next month at the board of education meeting, the Arrow Ensemble will be performing, so the meeting will be held in the Camden Primary gymnasium. After the performance, the board will recognize those who performed.
The board will also recognize two students who received perfect scores on their state tests.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m., in Camden Primary School.
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