Quinn sworn ‘back’ in

By on September 26, 2018

A new/old Warwick School director rejoined the board on Sept. 18, when Timothy Quinn was sworn into office by District Judge Edward Tobin.

Quinn, who had served on the board since 2005, was reappointed to the position by the board after Ben Sahd resigned due to health reasons. Quinn had decided not to run for reelection in 2017, having already served three four-year terms.

Judge Ed Tobin swears in Timothy Quinn.

“I am pleased to be back on the board,” said Quinn, adding that the other two candidates who had applied to fill the term would have also done an excellent job. They were educator and child advocate Laura Gibble and attorney Edward Browne, Quinn will fill the remainder of Sahd’s term, which runs through the end of 2019. After more than 20 years of serving the Warwick School District, representatives of the Warwick Education Foundation announced that $51,274 in grants have been awarded to 50 teachers for their students.

The grants are awarded to student programs in the elementary schools, middle school and high school, intended to supplement education at the schools. A few of the programs include 3-D geometry sketchpad software for high school math students, a seventh grade viewing of a live theatre performance of “My Heart in a Suitcase” about a Jewish family living in Nazi-controlled Berlin, and A STEM lending library at all four elementary schools. President Grant Hummer announced the grants, as well as two upcoming Warwick Education Foundation events. One is the 7th annual Lititz Storytelling Festival on September 28 and 29, at various Lititz venues, including the Warwick High School.

The community is invited to attend the Raising Warwick education celebration on October 4 at 5 p.m. at Lititz Elementary School. The public is invited to find out how the Warwick Education Foundation has impacted the area, through stories from students, educators, volunteers and donors.

“Since it began two decades ago, the Warwick Education Foundation has provided over $1.7 million to enrich learning for the K-12 students of the Warwick School District,” said Hummer.
The Warwick School Board welcomed its new student representative Connor Garland. Garland is a senior at Warwick High School, and a member of student council, Unite, Link Crew and Pals.

Warwick Education Foundation representatives Daniel Doremus, Grant Hummer, School Board president Michael Landis, and Barbara Mobley of the foundation.

“I thank you for the opportunity to be the voice of students,” said Garland.

In personnel matters. the school board approved the replacement of Officer P.J. Savage as School Resource Officer (SRO) with Officer Ken Wolfe, effective Jan. 2, 2019. The change is needed due to a change in Savage’s duties with the Lititz Borough Police Department. The SRO position is jointly funded by the Warwick School District and Lititz Borough’s Police Department.

The board approve the election of Trisha Backes as a full-year long term substitute fifth grade teacher at John R. Bonfield Elementary School and Monica Hough as a full-year long term substitute first grade teacher at Kissel Hill Elementary School.
Other appointments included Ainsley Zima as a special programs assistant at Warwick High School, Marielin Rottkamp as director of Adult Education at Warwick School District, Matthew

Warwick student representative Carson Garland

Jerchau as holiday concert lighting engineer at Warwick High School, Jorge Mendez as assistant drama director at Warwick High School, and the rehiring of Tracey Davis as assistant drama director at Warwick High School, sharing the position with Jorge Mendez.

The board approved the first readings of several existing policy revisions, including Policies on Meetings; Adoption of Textbooks; Possession/Administration of Asthma Inhalers/Epinephrine Auto-Injectors; School Wellness; Reduction of Staff; Maintenance; Child Abuse; Food Services; Transportation; and Contracted Services Personnel. First readings of two new policies on School Bus Drivers and School Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers and Confidentiality and Security of FBI Criminal History Record, were also approved.

An out-of-state field trip request was approved for boys’ basketball to participate in a day-long basketball tournament at Shenandoah University in Virginia on Sept. 22. A Sunday use request was approved for Lori Brown to use the Warwick Middle School auditorium for the Ticket to Broadway dance competition on April 28, 2019 from 1 to 11 p.m.

 

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