The New London School District took a large step toward advancing technology and utilizing new teaching methods last year when they initiated Project Lead the Way.
The district received grant funding from the Kern Family Foundation to implement Project Lead the Way.
During the board’s regular scheduled meeting Monday, Superintendent Bill Fitzpatrick shared comments written in a letter from the Foundation, commending the district in its vision for Project Lead the Way.
Comments varied from staff and administrative efforts in implementation to keeping the continuous energy flowing around science, technology, math and engineering initiatives.
Karen Wilken, program director for the Foundation stated in the letter, “Your leadership and continued support of Project Lead the Way will have far reaching effects.”
Boys Soccer and High School Stadium
School Athletic Director Scott Eggart hosted a meeting Oct. 20 with concerned parties requesting that boys soccer be scheduled to play on the new stadium field.
Based on the concerns expressed and evaluations of other high school operations sharing a stadium during the fall season, Eggart recommends that boys soccer be scheduled at the stadium for lighted events until lights are obtained for the current soccer field.
This will allow the boys JV team to begin play at 4:30 p.m. on the unlighted soccer field and the Varsity to begin at 6:30 p.m. on the lighted stadium field.
The recommendation is posed to accommodate the parents and students by having competitions at one location. The goal in funding lights on the soccer field is still in progress. Eggart estimates the cost at $100,000 for lights and fencing for the soccer field.
Board members up for re-election are Keith Steckbauer and Kim Schroeder. December 1, 2010 is the first day to receive election papers and Dec. 24 is the deadline for non-candidacy for Incumbent.
On Thursday, Nov. 11 board members will conduct interviews for Director of Business and Human Resource Services. The district has conducted several interviews with potential candidates. After initial screenings the district narrowed it down 17 applicants to three individuals.