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February 12, 2013

Covington school board passes physical education waiver plan

COVINGTON, Ind. — School board members heard Monday from high school principal Adam Welchans and physical education teacher Brad Short about the physical education waiver process.

Welchans said freshmen could earn a P.E. credit by participating in a sport. For example, a student could run cross country during the fall semester to earn a P.E. credit and in the second semester he or she could play on the basketball team or on the baseball team to earn another P.E. credit.

Welchans said students in school sports are active all semester whether it is through athletic conditioning or practicing. The credit would be earned if the student actively participated in the sport, completed a reflection paper on the sport at the end of the season and their coach signs off on the student earning the credit.

Welchans added the waiver could possibly free Short to have another elective physical education class or another class.

“It gives us the opportunity to be flexible and open to more things,” Welchans said.

Board members voted and approved the waiver process.

In other business, school board members:

Received a spotlight on excellence presentation from Marlissa Brewer and the seventh- and eighth-grade science project winners. Seventh-graders Burke Hilge, Blake Hall and AJ Kline presented their science project on radio wave blockers. Eighth-graders Brooklyn Shumaker-Martens and Stephanie Coffing presented their project on seeing whether soda could dissolve meat in five days. They found Mountain Dew was the most destructive to the meat.

Both seventh- and eighth-grade projects will compete at Purdue’s regional science fair on March 1.

Agreed the drivers education Program at the high school provide only “behind the wheel” instruction. Teachers have to be certified by the state’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Students can no longer take the classroom and driving portions of drivers education at the same time. The instruction part of the class must be completed before any driving can begin.

If Covington were to follow its old schedule with summer drivers education classes, the class would not be finished until June 27, with another two weeks of class since the classroom and driving portions can no longer overlap. The classroom or instructional portion of drivers education can be completed through one of eight different online providers through the Indiana Bureau of Moror Vehicles. Students without Internet access could use school computers or attend a driving school in Crawfordsville or Lafayette.

Welchans said the online instruction portion of drivers education costs between $95 and $100. By eliminating the classroom portion, the class should only take about three weeks since students need six hours driving time to complete the course.

The class fees will be discussed at a future board meeting.

Approved personnel recommendations including the employment of Lenae Anderson as a Title I Aide, Keddy Sowers as a volunteer softball coach, and Judy Hegg as a volunteer softball coach.

 

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