DANVILLE — The highlight of Danville’s school board meeting on Monday was the announcement that two students have qualified for national competition. Treasurer Mary Payne told the News today that Mason Ansel and Julie Didinger, with their Environmental Ambassador team event, earned the right to go to nationals at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state conference April 19. The eighth-graders will travel to Orlando for the national FCCLA conference in July.
The rest of the meeting, Payne said, was largely routine.
Regarding personnel, the board granted the retirement requests of bus driver James Colopy, effective May 30, and of elementary teacher Judith Crouse and superintendent’s secretary Penny Blubaugh, both effective at the end of the current school year. Crouse has been with the Danville district for 12 years and Blubaugh has served for 36 1/2 years. The board also accepted letters of resignation from custodians Tianna Feo and Carol McCartney.
Brian Ackert was employed as professional development trainer for the 2011-12 school year, to be paid from federal grant funds. Danielle McKown was approved to provide school psychologist services as needed for the remainder of the school year, and a large number of contract actions for the 2012-13 school year was approved.