School Board Approves Additional Services For Students With Special Needs
Members approve seven additional paraprofessional hours at Marcy and Maple Avenue elementary schools.
Students with special educational needs will benefit from more daily paraprofessional services approved by the Hamilton School District on Monday night.
Seven total hours of daily paraprofessional services at Marcy and Maple Avenue elementary schools was unanimously approved by the board. The cost to the district will be $22,000 for the year for three additional paraprofessional hours for Maple Avenue Elementary School and four hours for Marcy Elementary School.
The request was made by Special Services Supervisor Mardi Freeman, who noted that the additional aide time is needed because of new students who enrolled in the district who have "significant needs."
The School Board also accepted the resignation of paraprofessionals Katherina Schneiker and Kristin Brehm. Schneiker worked at Woodside Elementary School and Brehm worked at Maple Elementary School. Board members also appointed Colleen McCarthy as a paraprofessional for the Early Mathematics Empowerment program at Maple Elementary School.
In addition, Kayla Vits was hired as a part-time Instructional & Supervision paraprofessional at Maple Avenue Elementary School and Judy Flegner as a part-time special services paraprofessional at Marcy Elementary School.
The personnel moves were approved unanimously.