Westfield Washington Schools board of trustees approves overnight field trips


Compiled by Michael Rheinheimer

The Westfield Washington Schools Board of Trustees met June 11. Its next meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 16 at Washington Woods Elementary School at 17950 Grassy Branch Rd.

What happened: The board approved overnight field trips by a 5–0 vote.

What it means: All four overnight field trips are approved. Among them are the boys basketball team’s training camp to the University of Findlay in Ohio, the girls basketball team’s training camp at Belmont University in Tennessee and the cheerleader’s camp at Indiana University, all planned for this month.


What happened: The board approved the new student handbooks, 5–0.

What it means: The 2019-20 student handbooks will be distributed digitally on the district’s online portal, Canvas. According to Supt. Sherry Grate, secondary students will be required to acknowledge on the portal that they have read their handbook. Grate said the information will also be discussed in class.


What happened: The school board established board meeting dates, 5–0.

What it means: The board will meet July 16, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10 this year. Meeting dates for 2020 have not yet been announced.


What happened: The board reaffirmed Resolution 2014–09 regarding athletic fees, 5 – 0.

What it means: Athletic fees will stay the same as they were for the 2018-19 school year.


What happened: The board approved school meal prices for 2019-20, 5 – 0.

What it means: Lunch prices will increase by 10 cents, while a la carte and breakfast prices will stay the same.


What happened: The board pre-approved the bid process for carpet at Carey Ridge and Oak Trace elementary schools, 5–0.

What it means: Interested parties will be able to submit bids to install new carpeting at the schools.


What happened: The board approved notice to bidders for natatorium, Bid Package One, 5–0.

What it means: The Skillman Corp. in Indianapolis will begin advertising to interested parties for the first portion of building the new natatorium. The company is responsible for ongoing remodeling of schools in the district, including Westfield High School.

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