WPPS board officers retained, Crisis Team info shared
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:07
There was no campaigning for any of the West Point Public Schools Board of Education offices Monday night, and without much fanfare each of the current officers was retained.
They are, president Scott Case, vice president Steve Blocher, secretary Lou Reimers and treasurer Bob Hoffman.
In a related matter, former school board member Walter Luebbert joined the board once more. He takes over for Doug Throener, who resigned from the board late last year.
Even though Throener’s term in office wouldn’t have ended for three more years, Luebbert’s term will be just one year. Voters will elect that board member this election cycle, along with filling the other three board seats that are up for election this year.
Luebbert can file to retain the board seat, but must do so as an incumbent, just like the other three members whose terms in office are up this year: Case, Reimers and Roger Kingsley.Crisis team shares information
There’s much more to being an educator than teaching reading, writing and math, board members learned Monday. Three members of WPPS Crisis Team shared with the board some of the steps they take when emotional incidents happen that affect the school and community.
West Point-Beemer Jr.-Sr. High School Principal DJ Weddle noted that it’s been a rough couple of months for the school and community, but praised the Crisis Team for its efforts in helping students and families work through the events.
High school counselor Mary Janata added that the administration also went “above and beyond” in its response.
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