Bradford school board accepts teacher resignations

Classes begin in August

By John A. Ballentine

The Bradford school board accepted the resignation of Rosemary Goossens as 5th – 8th grade math teacher, 6th grade geography teacher, and scholastic bowl coach. The board thanks Mrs. Goossens for her five years of service at Bradford schools. Also resigning is Nathan Mata as K-8 music instructor, as well as the boys’ and girls’ basketball coach. The board thanks Mr. Mata for his two years of service at Bradford schools.

Class registration is scheduled for August 2nd from Noon to 7 p.m. and on August 3rd from 8 a.m. to Noon. The first day of school is set for August 16th for the 2018-19 school year.

Superintendent Chad Gripp continues to communicate with Bradford Village President Henry Waldinger and Bradford Police Chief Landon Horrie concerning the school resource police officer. Discussed was an option that would have the school resource officer at the school on a “need” basis. Gripp would contact the officer during a time of need and a specific schedule would be created at that time.

Gripp informed the board that the school district continues to focus on the safety of its students and staff. Gripp has finalized a threat assessment procedure, which is a guide for the staff to utilize when evaluating threats. The preliminary audit report of the yearly audit showed the Bradford School District received a 4.0 score, the highest possible number. The budget hearing will occur on September 18th, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Bradford Junior High building.

PARCC results were given by Gripp to the board. A preliminary document shows averages of each grade level. The averages are based upon last year’s tests. It showed improvement for some classes, while other classes dropped slightly on average.

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