School board approves donation, trips, staff changes

The Brown County Schools Board of Trustees approved the following Nov. 2:

  • A $4,555.71 donation from Toyota to make Sprunica Elementary School accessible to people in wheelchairs. School board member Steve Miller Jr., who uses a wheelchair and works at Toyota, made the grant happen on behalf of a Sprunica student. That student can now open the door to the school by herself, said Superintendent Laura Hammack.
  • The reappointment of Brian Galm as one of two school district representatives to the Brown County Public Library Board.
  • The separation of Jessie Spurgeon as Sprunica intense intervention paraprofessional, effective Dec. 21.
  • The appointment of Kristi Billings as Brown County High School dance team coach, $993 stipend, effective immediately. She is a replacement for Sindy Woolems.
  • The appointment of Dustin Robinson as BCHS assistant cheer coach, $620,50 stipend, effective immediately.
  • The appointment of Kelly McPheeters as Brown County Junior High School paraprofessional, full-time with benefits, $10.50 per hour, effective Nov. 3. She is a replacement for Sue Thompson.
  • The appointment of Brad Lee Williamson as Brown County Intermediate School sixth-grade boys basketball coach, $1,023 stipend, effective Nov. 27. He is a replacement for Ryan Oliver.
  • Out-of-state field trips for the BCIS sixth-graders to go to Kentucky Kingdom’s Education in Motion Day on May 18 in Louisville; and the BCJHS History of Sports class to go to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville on March 6.
  • An overnight field trip for the the BCHS student council to attend the Indiana Association of Student Councils State Convention and volunteer at Riley Nov. 3-5 in Indianapolis.
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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.