The Napoleon School Board of Education got updates on construction projects, staffing, and federal Cares-Act dollars coming to the district, during their meeting Wednesday night. The paving projects for the parking lots at Buckenmeyer Stadium, and the expansion of the elementary school lot are winding down, with some seeding and striping to be completed. And sidewalks have been installed along Westmoreland Avenue, with no parking allowed along that road. The Napoleon administration thanked the custodial staff for their hard work during the summer, getting the buildings ready for a new school year. Napoleon Schools are seeking input from the public, as they will be receiving 3.5 million dollars in federal funds to respond to the pandemic. These projects have restrictions to include help for students in catching-up on subjects, and improving HVAC systems.
Due to lower numbers at the 2nd and 3rd grade levels, Napoleon schools will not replace some teachers; but there are openings in vocal music and secretarial positions.
The Napoleon Board approved the hiring of Rebecca Stover as computer and business education teacher, and Shawna Maassell was hired as an elementary music teacher. The board accepted the retirement of Julie Callaway as secretary, after 32 years of service to the district.
And Napoleon Area Schools approved a new nursing contract with the Henry County Hospital, with an increase of $2 per hour.