Berne-Knox-Westerlo

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo superintendent says that he has every right to post campaign signs in front of his home, supporting the current school board president, Matthew Tedeschi, and his running mate, Rebecca Miller, for the district’s board of education.

Martin Szinger, Westerlo

At last week’s school board meeting, Superintendent Timothy Mundell said that bids were over the project budget’s target of $15.8 million.

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The $23 million proposed Berne-Knox-Westerlo budget for 2019-20, adopted by the school board on Monday, will trigger a half-of-1-percent tax-levy increase. While some argued there should be no tax increase at all, others said that the budget was “baseline” and “uncomfortably tight” and would have been better with a slightly higher increase.

BERNE — Jane Snyder, a licensed practical nurse who has been serving the Berne-Knox-Westerlo area for 45 years, is retiring.

“Jane has been a trusted, respected, and loved member of our practice and for the entire community, so we want to celebrate her,” said Dr. Kristin Mack in an email to The Enterprise.

Paisley Bunt

Penny Shaw, along with her husband, Rich Bartley, is directing a new generation of Comedy Kids in a new version of Shaw’s play “Not Yer Av’rage Fairytale.”

A Berne-Knox-Westerlo parent said that she is out of options to place her child in after-school childcare after he was removed from a YMCA program at BKW. She says that her son was mistreated by staff there, while the program officials say that the program could not provide the level of care he needed.

“This was an ACE,” Superintendent Timothy Mundell said, referring to an adverse childhood experience.

Just over half of the seventh-graders surveyed at Berne-Knox-Westerlo reported having some sort of trauma, according to the school’s social worker, who described how the school has been addressing this.

BKW students in Future Farmers of America described a trip involving stops at dairy and swine farms, grain processors, and stops at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory.

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