After-School Program Handbook Approved, First Reading Of Fundraising Policy Addressed  

WAYNE – With the seniors graduated and the final day of the 2018-19 school year coming to a close early next week, the Wayne Community Schools Board of Education held their regularly scheduled May meeting Monday.

The second reading of the 2019-20 After-School Program Handbook was approved by the board.

Students in K-6th are eligible where the structured program will be held at the elementary school according to Superintendent Dr. Mark Lenihan.

“There’ll be time for after school tutoring, homework help and a little recess time,” said Dr. Lenihan. “But there’ll be some different programming that they will do that’s a little bit outside of what we normally do in the school day in terms of art, math, technology and all those things.”

As of Wednesday, there were already 35 of 50 students signed up.

A first reading for a fundraising policy was also addressed. Wayne Community Schools tried the Gift-A-Thon for a couple of years with the goal being to eliminate fundraising food or merchandise. Activity groups will be allowed to go back holding their fundraising.

Dr. Lenihan is encouraging teams to not hold food-related fundraisers or items.

“We’re going to try and do more event fundraising, concession stand work,” Dr. Lenihan added. “Those types of fundraisers that maybe don’t overwhelm people with buying all of that stuff.”

Students who were Book Battle Winners, participated on the power drive team and were in the Spanish Honor Society were recognized during the May Honor Coffee following the meeting.

The Early Learning Center preschool class held their graduation Monday night who will be the future high school class of 2032.

The final day of classes will be noon on Tuesday, May 21 with teachers finalizing their end-of-year grades next week.


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The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be held on Monday, June 10.