Board to receive physical education update
Waverly Central School District superintendent Joseph Yelich told board of education members Thursday that he plans to invite athletic officials to the board's next meeting to give a progress report on the district's physical education program.
The report by athletic director Jeffrey Manwaring, to be given at the board's Nov. 15 meeting, will inform the board of how the district has worked to meet state physical education mandates, Yelich said at the board's Thursday work session.
In addition to discussing added physical education time built into the schedule, Manwaring will discuss the district's long-term plan to meet mandates, Yelich said.
The board will also receive a presentation in the future regarding an intervention strategy for students with special needs. Yelich said he would like teachers and administrators to learn therapeutic crisis intervention, which he said requires "a pretty fair amount of training."
Yelich reported that the board's recently formed academic committee recently held its first meeting. Yelich plans to build lists of concerns and suggestions received from board members, administrators and teachers of all grade levels, then prioritize actions and make recommendations to the board, he said.
The board Thursday approved a corrective action plan for an internal audit of the district's purchasing and expenditures for the 2011-12 school year.
Business administrator Kathy Rote said the district has meet all of the audit's recommendations, including updating a purchasing policy, lowering a credit limit on a store credit card, using purchase orders for cafeteria disbursements and adding a purchase order tolerance into the district's financial software.
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