Archive for Wednesday, April 12, 2000

Board Briefs

April 12, 2000

Cheating subject of advocacy group

A Douglas County group is making available information and resources to local school districts to curb cheating in the classroom and in life.

John Walburn, a substitute teacher from Ottawa and spokesperson for the group, and Lori Shuck, owner of Cranberry Market, presented board members with integrity building materials teachers can use in the classroom.

Character Development Advocacy of Douglas County (CDADC) was formed to address academic cheating. Shuck said she was interested in the subject as a parent and an employer. She owns Cranberry Market.

"Integrity is important as a parent and as an employer," Shuck said.

Walburn said several Baldwin teachers have indicated on a survey they would be interested in integrity building materials. Walburn plans to meet with curriculum director Carolyn Groves to provide the district with more information.

Resignations accepted by board

The following resignations were accepted at Monday's board meeting: Joliene Stewart, BES kindergarten teacher; J.D. Dressler, BHS industrial arts teacher and BHS assistant wrestling coach; Mike Berg, BHS head girls basketball coach.

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