Lakota honors retirees

KANSAS – While most school employees say goodbye to their classroom or office until the next school year, some say goodbye altogether.

Superintendent Jon Detwiler and the school board Monday night honored Kenneth Silverwood, custodian for 11 years; Marvin Schroeder, the district maintenance supervisor for 35 years; and Jeff Adams, FFA supervisor of 35 years; and Gail Stump, elementary teacher for 13 years with personalized blanket sembroidered with the school’s logo, their name and years of service.

In finance news, Treasurer Jennifer Hedrick said the district still is waiting on rollback and possibly homestead funds from Seneca County. There was an error made with some schools in the auditing process and she expects the district is to receive the funds this month or next, adding that the problem lies with Seneca County and not Lakota or any other school. Hedrick hopes to have the funds before the end of the fiscal year June 30, but isn’t positive it will be in that soon.

In other end-of-year news, the girls’ softball team, coached by Board President Chris Chalfin, made it to regional finals, losing one. Also, senior Kevin Crowe made it to

the State Track and

Field Championship in

Columbus, placing 13th in shot put.

Board Vice President Barb Lehmann was unable to attend the Vanguard-Sentinel graduation ceremony but reported it was a success.

The board discussed new and renewed staff appointments, including certified and classified substitutes for the 2014-2015 school year, bus drivers and Summer Migrant Program workers, a program that begins next week.

In his report, Detwiler said he is attending the Connect for Success two-day seminar in Columbus next week.

The board is to meet at 7 p.m. July 14 at Lakota Local Schools.