The Chester County Board of Education welcomed newly elected District 1 board member, Brandy Cherry, at Thursday evening’s meeting at West Chester Elementary.
As the spotlight/celebration portion of the meeting, West Chester Principal Amy Wooley shared several activities in which her students are taking part. A smartboard presentation gave those present a glimpse into student-led morning announcements, monthly activities, motivational tools and events, PTO involvement, programs, community connections and more. Wooley said the school’s new motto is “One team, One vision, One goal.”
In discussion of the recommendation to approve the district-level Textbook Adoption Committee, Superintendent Troy Kilzer, II, informed the board this adoption cycle would be for math books, and would include the following members: K-third grade: Hailey Cloud, Nancy Davidson and Kim Murphy; fourth and fifth grades: Melanie Shelton and Amy Wood; sixth through eighth grades: Christie Pennington and Amanda Robertson; and ninth through 12th grades: April Schulte and Mike Showers. These prospective committee members are currently teaching math or have experience with math education. The committee was approved unanimously.
The board approved the TIPS-USA National Purchasing agreement, with all in favor.
Supt. Kilzer updated the board on recent leadership training for administration and educators, noting an emphasis in helping students identify success criteria, or how to recognize they are mastering skills.
In other news, Supt. Kilzer reported the state report card would be released to the general public on November 22. Findings will be discussed at the December meeting.The December meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Chester County Junior High School. During that meeting, the BOE will consider a new contract for the Superintendent of Schools.