School board meeting debrief

Interim Titles Removed

At Monday’s schoolboard meeting, director of human resources Brian McCasline announced that the interim titles for Cottage Grove’s principal Mike Ingman and Kennedy’s principal Haile Ketcher were removed as they both become permanent fixtures in their positions.

London Update

London School’s principal Bill Bechen presented about his school at Monday night’s meeting. Bechen discussed the variety of activities the school offers ranging from playing ukulele to the artist in residence that will teach students about cartooning later this spring. Bechen attributed the success of the 98-student school to the parent’s club that helps support it and urged the board to support small schools.

Pool Update

The final cost of the renovation to Warren H. Daugherty Aquatic Center is still being worked out. The estimate is currently at $5.7 million while the board has $5.1 million for the project. The pool committee wants to assure the community that while the same building is being used for the project, the interior will be new.

Construction for the pool is set to begin in September and the pool will be closed for a year, according to South Lane Communications Coordinator Garrett Bridgens. The district will be working on transportation to another pool for students who participate in swimming and water polo. 

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