KENNETT SQUARE—The Kennett area school board has created a sports hall of fame to honor people who’ve contributed in a number of different ways to the high school sports program.

As part of a relatively brief Monday night meeting, the school board voted unanimously to allow the high school “to establish a Sports Hall of Fame to recognize and honor outstanding individuals or teams who have accomplished extraordinary athletic achievements through performance, service, dedication, commitment, or accomplishments.”

The board also voted to allow the formation of a new student organization called Best Buddies. The group would be part of an international organization that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities be included better in their communities. The student group would work to help students with such disabilities create meaningful friendships with their peers.

In other business, the board approved two minor changes to the board policies. One clarified language about the eligibility for school admission of nonresident students. The other codified a state requirement that new board members have five hours of in-service training and returning members have three.

Student trips approved included one to visit places in England and Ireland that are relevant to classroom subjects, a ski trip to Mount Snow, a wrestling team trip to participate in a tournament in Lehighton, PA, and a trip for students learning about World War II that would take them from London through a number of key sites such as Normandy and Paris and on to Munich.

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