Jonathan Alder approves calendars


By Jane Beathard - Contributing Writer



This new, experimental classroom for fifth and sixth special needs students at Canaan Middle School was funded with a $1,000 gift to the Jonathan Alder district from a private donor, according to Jen Korn, director of student services. It includes modified lighting, special seating, desks where students may work standing up and even a trampoline. Korn explained the philosophy behind sensory integration learning for special needs students at Monday’s school board meeting. If the classroom proves helpful, the district will expand sensory integration learning to other buildings.

This new, experimental classroom for fifth and sixth special needs students at Canaan Middle School was funded with a $1,000 gift to the Jonathan Alder district from a private donor, according to Jen Korn, director of student services. It includes modified lighting, special seating, desks where students may work standing up and even a trampoline. Korn explained the philosophy behind sensory integration learning for special needs students at Monday’s school board meeting. If the classroom proves helpful, the district will expand sensory integration learning to other buildings.


Jane Beathard | Madison Press Contributor

Members of the Jonathan Alder Board of Education firmed up calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years on Monday.

Board-approved versions varied only slightly from the draft calendars proposed in November. A faculty committee drew up those drafts. A public hearing during Monday’s regular board meeting drew no additional comments.

Tweaks to the 2018-19 calendar changed the last day of classes from May 30 to May 31, 2019 with graduation on May 26. It also suspended classes on Easter Monday, April 22, 2019. A professional development day was added on Nov. 6, 2018.

Approved adjustments to the 2019-20 calendar delayed the start of classes from Aug. 20 to Aug. 21, 2019 with the last day of school moved from May 28 to May 29, 2020. Graduation is slated for May 24 that year. Nov. 5, 2019 is set for professional development.

Also on Monday, Superintendent Gary Chapman announced Alder is leading the Central Buckeye Conference’s Kenton Trail Division in scoring for this year’s All Sports Trophy. Alder has 42.5 points, following the fall sports season. The closest division competitor to Alder is Shawnee with 36 points.

In other routine meeting business on Monday, school board members:

• Approved pay rates of $30 to $150 per event for a variety of athletic workers, including ticket takers, trash collectors, parking attendants and site managers.

• Accepted $20,000 from Memorial Health for the athletic department as part of a partnership agreement.

• Accepted $100 from Shamrock Family Eyecare for lunch accounts at Canaan Middle School.

• Scheduled the 2018 organizational meeting for 6 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the high school.

This new, experimental classroom for fifth and sixth special needs students at Canaan Middle School was funded with a $1,000 gift to the Jonathan Alder district from a private donor, according to Jen Korn, director of student services. It includes modified lighting, special seating, desks where students may work standing up and even a trampoline. Korn explained the philosophy behind sensory integration learning for special needs students at Monday’s school board meeting. If the classroom proves helpful, the district will expand sensory integration learning to other buildings.
https://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/12/web1_jonathan-class-2.jpgThis new, experimental classroom for fifth and sixth special needs students at Canaan Middle School was funded with a $1,000 gift to the Jonathan Alder district from a private donor, according to Jen Korn, director of student services. It includes modified lighting, special seating, desks where students may work standing up and even a trampoline. Korn explained the philosophy behind sensory integration learning for special needs students at Monday’s school board meeting. If the classroom proves helpful, the district will expand sensory integration learning to other buildings. Jane Beathard | Madison Press Contributor

By Jane Beathard

Contributing Writer

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