Another school district has grabbed the headlines with it’s “You inspire me to come to work every day” video that shows teachers getting and giving hugs. Well done, Lancaster School District.
That happens in Columbia, too.
Last night’s school district board meeting has a filled house and there were “teacher hugs” for the Students of the Month. And verbal hugs for the students’ parents and family members who attended.
CHS Students of the Month:
- Paige Schmitt – Grade 12
- Marcus Falcon – Grade 11
- Rosalie Gilbert – Grade 10
- Courtney McClair – Grade 9
MS Taylor/Hill Campus Students of the Month:
- Emma Grove – Grade 8
- Kailey Floyd – Grade 7
- Anya Abercrombie – Grade 6
- Rory Bender – Grade 5
Park Elementary School Students Of The Month:
- Chloe Shipley – Mrs. Strickler
- Morgan Gamber – Ms. Irwin
- Hayden Quinn – Mrs. Green
- Chase Marley – Mrs. Moyer
- Warner (Ricky) – Mrs. Moritz
At the meeting, Dr. Robert Hollister, superintedent, introduced Dr. Michael Smith and announced Dr. Smith will be a new principal with the Columbia School District. Dr. Smith comes from a similar position at Warwick School District.
A meeting participant wanted to make a comment near the close of the meeting, however the school board agenda has changed. Public comment on agenda and education items is now an “earlier agenda item.”
Public Comment on Agenda and Education Items
The Board recognizes the value of public comment by residents of the district on agenda items. Each resident of Columbia Borough wishing to address the Board will be limited to five (5) minutes to make their comments. After being recognized by the presiding officer, the speaker must preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address and group affiliation if appropriate. All comments shall be directed to the presiding officer. The presiding officer may interrupt or terminate a participant’s statement when the statement is too lengthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene or irrelevant.