Enrollment has dropped by over a quarter of what it was 10 years ago at Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

When Deborah Rosko started as BKW’s food-services director 30 years ago, there were no computers and no email. She oversaw just one meal a day, not the many choices for breakfast, lunch, and snacks that she supervises now.

A new reporting form for students was introduced this year at Berne-Knox-Westerlo following collaboration between parents and staff.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo school district is scheduled to have its $20 million capital project completed in 2020. The changes will include new rooms and a design recalling the building’s original look.

BERNE — The school district here has hired three speech pathologists of its own rather than using the service it had relied on for 15 years.

At the same time, the school board has accepted the resignation of the specialist it hired less than six months ago to integrate technology into the curriculum.

After a number of abstentions stalled appointment of a board member’s wife as a substitute teacher, the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board appointed Carli Elble with four votes in favor and only one abstention from her husband.

The Berne-Knox-Westerlo School Board will decide early Thursday morning if Carli Elble will be appointed to teach at the elementary school for a year while the Dergositses take a combined parental leave.

Parents and other community members will have a chance to review the Berne-Knox-Westerlo code of conduct either July 9 to 13, or July 23 to 27.

For their "senior prank," students at Berne-Knox-Westerlo line up to gather donations on June 7 for their classmate, who has been afflicted with cancer.

As some Berne-Knox-Westerlo parents use a Facebook group to discuss bullying in the school, Superintendent Timothy Mundell announced that he would be working with community members to review the district’s code of conduct and other disciplinary measures.


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