MONTGOMERY — The Barr-Reeve school board met Thursday evening in its monthly meeting and accepted a resignation from the varsity softball coach and set textbook rental fees for the 2014-2015 school year.
Girl’s varsity softball coach Darren Kenney submitted his resignation having just completed his fourth year at the helm of the Lady Vikings program. His teams compiled a 46-48 record in his tenure capped by a Class A sectional championship in 2013. Superintendent Travis Madison and members of the board expressed their appreciation to Kenney for the time and efforts he had put into the softball program.
A field trip to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum was approved for the K-5 summer school program and Stephanie O'Brian will be taking members of the junior high band to Indianapolis.
In other items, the board approved the following textbook fees; kindergarten $96.40, first grade $99.75, second grade $87.15, third grade $108.25, fourth grade $102.45, and fifth grade $100.20. Madison stated the junior high and high school fees were still being prepared and would be presented at the July meeting.
Amber DeCoursey will return as the head coach of the volleyball program, while Kerri Boyd was named as the junior varsity volleyball coach. Brittney Derr returns as varsity volleyball assistant. Mike James and Dana Jones were approved as volunteer volleyball assistants.
Abby Knepp and Danielle Knepp were approved as junior high volleyball coaches. Tya Harmon, Haley Taylor, and Cori Cummings were instructors at the summer camp the volleyball program offers for girls in grades K-8.
Tim Swartzentruber will return as head coach for boys varsity tennis and Jordan Guinn will again be the junior varsity coach. The position for junior high tennis coach remains unfilled.
In other fall coach recommendations JayR Perkins was approved to return as boys varsity cross country coach and Susie Graber will return as girls varsity coach. Graber will also coach the girls junior high team. Volunteer assistants in the program will be Kevin Heller, Carrie Heller, Jodi Knepp, and Andrea Bauer.