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Students, community members honored by Forestville School Board

FORESTVILLE – Several students and community members received special recognition at the Forestville Board of Education meeting Thursday.

School Board President Sylvester Cleary gave a 12-year service award to bus driver Paul Duck, who is retiring.

Cleary also recognized Mark, Becky and Brooke Ostrey; Mike and Becky Weaver; Caroline Kaicher and Kendra Silleman for their having provided assistance to volleyball coach James Bunge. Bunge said he became ill at a game last fall and later found out he had suffered a “mini stroke.” He said the group came to his home and helped with many projects so he could be prepared for winter.

Basketball coach Ralph Jackson presented the board with photographs of the new hoops for elementary students. The new hoop are at a lower height more appropriate for kindergarten and younger students. Jackson said a basketball camp for younger children is being planned.

Lindsay Marcinelli, co-chairwoman of the Committee on Special Education and the Committee on Preschool Special Education, provided data on the process for special education determinations. She said the district’s program currently serves 66 students. Each student has several review meetings and each also has an individual education program.

Marcinelli also told board members that they have a chance to review the education programs for the students before they are implemented.

A new technology program focus group has been started in the district. Students will be participating in competitions for technology inventions and other programs. Rod Rogers is the board member involved in the new technology program.

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