Archive for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

USD 464 to offer special needs clinic

January 15, 2013

A special needs planning clinic is coming to the Tonganoxie High School campus.

Tonya Phillips, director of educational programs at Tonganoxie USD 464, told school board members Monday that the clinic would take place 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center.

The clinic is designed to help parents better understand planning that one’s children might need during all stages of life.

Phillips said the clinic is open to anyone. USD 464 is partnering with Basehor-Linwood USD 458 and the Special Needs Planning Center for the clinic.

To RSVP or for more information, email Phillips at tphillips@tong464.org.

For additional information about the Special Needs Planning Center, go to thesnpcenter.com.

In other business, the board:

• Approved, 7-0, the design/construction advisory team for the new elementary school project. Advisory team members are Gene Becker and another board member for rotation; Randy Weseman, district coordinator of facilities; Larry Meadows, community member; rotating representative from Tonganoxie Education Association; Tammie George, elementary school principal; Jill Dickerson, middle school principal; Drew Overmiller, elementary/middle school parent or PTA representative; and City Administrator Nathan McCommon, city representative. Weseman will serve the team and provide communications among the team and design/construction groups.

• Approved, 7-0, a coaching contract for Stephanie Wittman as new Tonganoxie High School head softball coach. Wittman formerly was THS assistant softball coach. The board also approved a contract for Diana Smith, Tonganoxie Elementary School Student Nutrition (duties of setting up, cleaning and taking down tables, formerly held by building custodians, will now fall under the Student Nutrition Department).

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