Hanover School Notes
Just a few things I have learned/figured out lately:
- Class lists are posted at the schools. Well, at least they are at Hanover Middle.
- Remember how we were supposed to be thankful that the district was saving money by turning the assistant principal positions into Dean of Students positions at a lower cost and two elementary principals would cost less than three? In addition to pay for “lead teachers” at the elementary level (a great idea, just more money), HPSD is now (maybe – see comment below) paying $400 a day for “mentors” as Joel Hain and Mark Hershner get acclimated to running the high school and middle school, respectively. Mike Shirey (one of my favorites) is at the middle school while Brad Arnold is still with the district, helping at the high school. I have no real problems with any of these four men, but it’s just another example of having to look deeper into what the administration and board tell us. That’s $4,000 a week for “mentors” when the district was desperate to cut $7,000 for the year from the drama program. That’s like cutting your cable bill to save money, but going out to dinner every night.
- Hanover will not have a boy’s soccer team. Apparently, less than 10 players have come out for the team. I did hear that there may have been a communication/language barrier problem which kept some potential players from getting the required physicals. If that is the problem and not just apathy, that’s unfortunate, especially for the seniors.
- School board meets on Monday.