Kennett school officials approve resignations, new hires

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Kennett Square >> The Kennett Consolidated School Board approved the following:

Resignations

Scott Hammell, head custodian at Bancroft Elementary.

Blanca Obregon, custodian at Kennett High.

Leave of absence

Hannah Lee, special education at New Garden Elementary, maternity beginning May 21.

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Nicole Nafe, special education at Kennett High, maternity through April 13.

Employment

Mary Carroll, special education at Kennett High. She is Widener University graduate and has a master’s degree plus 15 from West Chester University.

Erica Cockerill, ELD, Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center. She is a graduate of the University of Texas.

Kara Volpe, fourth-grade teacher at New Garden Elementary, She is a graduate of Penncrest High School and West Chester University.

Summer School

STEM Camp- During STEM camp, rising sixth-graders will explore automation and design using a project-based format and rising seventh-graders will explore programming for 3D printing. The program will run July 9 to July 12 and will be held at Kennett Middle School. The cost of the camp is $150.

Make-Up Credit – The high school summer school program will offer make-up courses to students who fail courses required for graduation in the four major content areas. The program will run for 20 days, with each course meeting for three hours per day, Monday through Thursday beginning June 25 and ending July 30. The cost of each course will be $300 for resident students and $450 for non-residents.

Keystone Remediation – Algebra, biology and literature remediation will be offered to any student who participated in a Keystone Assessment but has yet to attain a score of proficient or advance. There is no cost for this program, which runs for 10 days. Parents are responsible for providing transportation.

Custodial Outsourcing

The district has entered into a contract with Chester County Intermediate Unit to provide ServiceMaster nighttime custodial services. This initiative is targeted at filling current vacancies in the custodial ranks and will not lead to the termination or replacement of any current employee. The program will be piloted at Greenwood Elementary effective May 1, 2018. The program may be extended to other facilities based on additional vacancies that may arise during the pilot period.