Eaton BOE members recognized

By Kelsey Kimbler -

EATON — The Eaton Community Schools Board of Education was recognized by Superintendent Jeff Parker in honor of School Board Recognition Month during a meeting on Monday, Jan. 14.

“I know you guys are all veterans and have been through it, but I would like to present you with a small token, a certificate. More importantly, what I would like to say, it has only been six months since I’ve been the Superintendent here, but I am thankful for what I’ve observed out of the board the last six months,” Parker said.

“[I’ve observed] thoughtfulness and respect for what we do as an administrative team for the teachers and staff in this district. In this first six months, I’ve really appreciated that. [These certificates] represent that.”

In other business:

•It was reported the district would hold a professional development day on Tuesday, Jan. 22 which was to address suicide prevention training. All staff, including bus drivers, was to be involved.

•Board member Terry Parks gave his monthly Miami Valley Career Technical Center (MVCTC) update. According to Parks, building plans for the MVCTC addition will be presented to the board in March.

“They have been all over the country. They sent staff and administrators to California, New York, and Texas to get information on the additional building plans that they are going to do. The updated plans are going to be presented to the board in March. We were told, in a letter from Dr. Nick Weldy, that they plan to break ground in May, which may be a year in advance of what they thought,” Parks said.

“They have really been working hard on this. The new building is going to be located between the west building and the east building. The south building will be completely torn down. It will be like a two story building between the two. I’ve seen the original plans, by the time they get done it is going to be unbelievable.”

He also shared:

•MVCTC held its Sophomore Day recently. As of Jan. 4, MVCTC have received 1,038 applications from potential juniors for next year.

•Every year, in December, the MVCTC FFA holds an auction. The money that comes in benefits the Ronald McDonald House. This year, FFA raised $8,500, bringing the total donated to the Dayton Ronald McDonald House to $155,000 over the past 38 years.

The next regular board of education meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at Hollingsworth East Elementary.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH