The Ball-Chatham Board of Education held its regular meeting for January last week at Glenwood High School. All board members and Superintendent Dr. Doug Wood were in attendance.

The busy agenda included several administrative reports, a major personnel resignation, discussion on expanding in-person learning time and the introduction of the new BCEA leadership team, among other items. The proceedings lasted just over two hours.

Romadka resigns

•In personnel moves, the board accepted the resignations of Director of Human Resources Ashley Romadka, along with her husband, District transportation assistant Kyle Romadka. They are relocating out of state. The resignations are effective February 16.

“Ashley came in and just did tremendous work with our HR department,” Wood stated. “She will be sorely missed.”

Curriculum and Instruction

•Assistant superintendent Jennifer Farnsworth presented the Curriculum and Instruction annual report along with Special Education. This was the first of what will be a two-part presentation.

Farnsworth outlined where the district was when the COVID-19 outbreak hit in March 2020, and how things have evolved to today.

“It has been quite a year,” she stated. “March 13, 2020, we will never forget the shutdown. We thought it would be temporary. Every week, a different curveball was thrown at us. Everybody thought we were coming back, and it didn’t happen.”

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