BOURBON – In two days, Triton School Corporation will begin its 2014-15 school year.
The Triton School Board met Monday evening to tackle a few more topics before the new school year begins.
The new school year will bring some new faces to the Triton School Corporation. These new hires include: Tracie Vermillion, high school business teacher; Denise Shafer, elementary media coordinator; Jessica Firestone, case conference coordinator; Allen Peckham, high school day shift custodian; and Tyler Richardson, shuttle bus driver.
Superintendent Donna Burroughs said she is “looking forward to a great school year.”
This year, the sixth-grade fundraiser will be different because the previous ice cream fundraiser no longer meets the wellness plan. The transfer tuition will also allow up to 50 students in each grade level, kindergarten through 12th grade, to attend Triton.
Burroughs said Triton has more than 50 new students enrolled this year. She said many of these new students do not live in the district area, so they will be traveling solely to attend this school corporation.
“I think that is a good sign we are creating an attractive program that others are taking note of,” Burroughs said.
Triton Elementary School Principal Jeremy Riffle said he is also looking forward to a great school year.
“It’s going to be a positive year,” Riffle said. “We’re looking at some positive things going on and our teachers are pumped to get started.”
Burroughs concluded the meeting by discussing the ISTEP results. The total passing for language arts is at 84.2 percent, total passing for math is at 88.4 percent and the total passing percentage for passing both subjects is at 80.3 percent.
“I think we have very solid instruction and I think those are some numbers to celebrate,” Burroughs said. “We always want to get better and take the good and make it better, but there is nothing shabby about those scores.”
The first day of school for Triton is Wednesday.
“It’s one thing I love about public education,” Burroughs said. “You always get a fresh start, every year no matter what last year was like.”