School Board Reviews New Math Program Proposal

Warsaw Community School Board of Trustees Tuesday reviewed a new math program for grades kindergarten through eighth grade.
The board will act on the program at its meeting Monday. The program is called enVisionmath 2.0.
The program gives students and parents access to video tutorials and is iPad friendly.
Taylor Bean, Claypool Elementary math teacher; Sam Wyson, Edgewood Middle School math teacher; and Rashelle Lofgren, Leesburg math teacher, presented the program.
The cost per textbook for grades kindergarten to fifth grade would be $24.11 and grades sixth to eighth grade, $27.29.
In other business, the board hear an anonymous donor presented the choral department with a $10,000 donation.
The board reviewed a request from Cathy Suhany, WCS psychologist,  requesting approval for reimbursement for attending the National Association of School Psychologists 2016 Annual Convention. The conference supports the strategic plan of WCS in helping to support students to demonstrate progress, growth & proficiency by ensuring: school safety, academic progress, consultation/collaboration with colleagues, academic/behavioral interventions and progress monitoring, according to information provided to the school board.
John Meulink, student information database manager within the technology department, is requesting approval to attend the PowerSchool University conference in Baltimore, Md. This conference will allow him to attend courses involving different levels of complexity in a variety of subjects, according to information provided. This training will enable him to be a more efficient and effective PowerSchool manager as well as serve staff, students and parents more effectively, the information states.
The board also heard a request from Brad Hagg, chief technology officer, for the school to purchase 3,000 iPad covers for students’ iPads. The board will review the request Monday night.