By Lindsay Owens
Washington Times Herald
MONTGOMERY — Kevin Roy of Tom Bell, Texas, has been named a new science teacher at Barr Reeve High School during Barr-Reeve’s School Board meeting Tuesday.
Roy has 14 years of teaching experience and has spent the last 12 years in a private business venture that provided services to students. He has also served as the director of Special Education Schools.
Roy attended Wabash College and received his education degree from the University of Akron in 1988. He completed postgraduate work at Indiana State University and Ball State University.
Roy already has ties to the Hoosier state. He previously taught at White River Valley High School in Switz City as well as Delphi Community School. He held coaching and assistant coaching positions for basketball and tennis among other things.
The board also approved new textbook rates Tuesday night for kindergarten through fifth grade. Superintendent Travis Madison said textbook rental fees were slightly higher than last year due in part to the adoption of new language arts books. Fees for junior high and high school will be available in July. New high school science textbooks for also recommended an approved.
In other business
A summer school field trip to Wonderland in Bloomington next month for students in kindergarten through fifth grade was also approved by the board. Annual financial reports and treasurer reports were also presented and approved.
In other news, the town of Montgomery approach the board with plans to construct a new 40x60 pole barn structure to serve as the new town garage near the high school property. If the board approve the building, town officials said they would hope to start building this summer or in the early fall. The board to the town they would review the proposed plans and make a decision within a week. The town said the new garage facility was necessary as the current garage is falling into disrepair.
Madison also announced he and Tamara Swartzentruber have been working to update the policy handbook.
“Some of the policies are out of date and there are new policies we need to get in the handbook as part of the new state laws coming into effect in July,” Madison said. “I’m working on this little by little but by me doing it instead of paying someone else, it is saving the schools quite a bit of money.”