Vandalia school to return to normal scheduling for ’21-22 year

In aniticpation of the state superintendent expected to approve a normal start to next school year, Dr. Jennifer Garrison told the Vandalia School Board that the district will return to a full-day schedule for the ’21-22 school year, the same schedule as prior to COVID. That report came at the Tuesday, May 18 meeting.

The report was well received by the board members, who unofficially voiced their approval for a return to normality.

Garrison also reported that summer school and capital projects are slated to begin later in May and in June.

High School Principal Randy Protz reported to the board that summer school will start on Monday, May 24, with two sections each of math credit recovery and ELA credit recovery.

Elementary Principal Stacy Mesnard reported that her students sold nine pallets of cookie dough in the elementary fund raiser, and that summer school will begin in June, with 40 students taking part. Each class will have ten students.

Nick Casey, director of the OKAW Area Vocational Center reported next year’s enrollment, as of now, will be 223. Casey also reported there have been several commitments by students to further their education.