Westfield discusses capital projects, other school projects

WESTFIELD — The Westfield School is moving ahead with its construction projects.

During the recent school board meeting, board member Brenda Backus updated the board on plans for future capital projects. The committee met a number of time with the architectural firm and construction management team, she said.

“Our goal continues to be a zero tax impact,” she said. “We continue to move forward with that process and will meet again in two weeks.”

Secondary Principal Ivana Hite told board members that 57 students graduated this year. Fourteen of these students are members of the National Honor Society and four students are members of the National Technology Society, she said.

Hite said that, after review, the “student of the month” award was being changed to be the “Wolverine of the Month” award. “We felt that it was time not only to recognize good grades, but to give it more of a whole-student character,” she said.

Hite also said that 15 students were attending the APEX program, which is an online credit recovery program. Participants in the program usually complete the course work just before the Regents exams take place, she said.

The board approved the appointment of Jordan Brendel and Victoria Snyder. Each holds certification in childhood education and will undergo a probationary period in the special education tenure area.