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More Scheduling Changes at Proctor High School

The Cal Ripken Tri-Town Stars and the Marble Valley All-Stars both participated in the Proctor tournament this past weekend each hoping for a top place finish. Both teams include players from Proctor at the 11-12 age level. M.V All-Stars lost their first game on Saturday, but stayed in the tournament by beating Rutland City in the next round. The Tri-Town Stars lost their first game as well 3-2 in extra innings to the Castleton Tarheels. Tri-Town now had to face the M.V. All-Stars in the final game on Saturday. The loser would be knocked out of the tournament. The Stars ended up winning the game and had to play Long Trail Sunday morning. The Stars forged ahead by beating Long Trail and then faced Slate Valley, the team from Fair Haven. The Stars looked to have the game in control up 7-0 going into the fourth inning. Slate Valley got their bats going and by the end of the game it was all tied up 7-7. Slate Valley ended up pulling off the victory by scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and knocking the Tri-Town All-Stars out of the tournament. Slate Valley went on to face Castleton for the championship, but a rested Castleton team took home the first place trophy. It was a scorching hot weekend and all the boys should be congratulated for playing great baseball in those conditions.
The Schoolboard meeting minutes for June 28 were just released for publication. Here are some highlights. Cheryl Scarzello, RCSU Business Manager, presented the board with a cost break down from Betcha Services for the Stafford Technology Center Transportation. The cost would be split with West Rutland. Cheryl went over the morning and afternoon runs. There was a discussion with the board. The board felt that the timing of the schedule needed to be worked out further, but this seemed like a good solution. June Sargent, PHS Principal presents these scheduling changes in her report to the board. 1). Due to low enrollment for Spanish 3, it will not be offered. We were able to add a second section of Spanish 1 for five students who had wanted to take it, but could not get into the other section as it was scheduled. Spanish 4 will run with only 2 students in order to allow them to finish out their Spanish program.  2). Due to low enrollment for Video Production and Animation, each a semester course, those two courses have been dropped for next year. That teacher will assist in the Connected 8 math class for which she is licensed. 3). We are requesting a second section for Psychology and Sociology, making that teacher 80% with only 20% being a paraprofessional. We have reduced the need from 80% to 60% for the new part-time Science hire because another teacher will teach a sixth section. SchoolBoard member Mary Fregosi stated that she would not support the increase in the social studies teacher position to 80%. She stated that the enrollment numbers at the school didn't warrant the adjustments. She also spoke on the science reconfiguring she would like to see these also tabled until the next meeting. After a brief discussion it was agreed.
Scarzello also presented the superintendent's report. She presented the board with a teaching contract for Alena Wehof for the science teacher vacancy at the High School. Lloyd stated that she has an excellent background in science. Art made a motion to offer her a teaching contract. Don seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Cheryl also had two amended contracts for the boards' approval. The first was for Sarah Ricci, a horizontal salary movement and the second for June Sargent, a change in section 8 in regards to the severance package. Don made a motion to accept both amended contracts. Art seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Cheryl presented the board with a report on the school food service pricing. Due to USDA minimum lunch pricing guideline the school is required to increase the lunch price. Don made a motion to increase the school lunch price by $.10 at both the elementary and the high school. The motion passed unanimously. Cheryl informed the board that the new superintendent, Dr. Deborah Taylor, would be starting on July 18th.

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