KINGSTON — At the Wyoming Valley West School Board meeting Wednesday night, Kym Vest of Courtdale addressed the directors in support of the elementary music program and asked about the study being done on the program.
“I would like to know some of the results,” she said.
Board President Gordon Dussinger replied the study was of the fourth-grade program activity. He said the board wanted to know how many children were participating and what their schedules were.
“To say that we’re canceling the program is false,” he said.
Superintendent Charles Suppon added: “No decision is being taken lightly. The best interests of the students will be foremost.”
When a second resident spoke up about the music program, several board members objected that they were not canceling the music program.
Board member James Fender said, “I’d like to clear the air.”
“We are not touching any of the music programs at Wyoming Valley West. We are looking at the fourth grade and we may restructure it,” he said.
In regular business, the board opened bids for janitorial, technology and interscholastic sports supplies.
In other matters:
• The Valley West Middle School principal and representatives of the student council presented a plaque to school matron Glenna Novick. Novick is retiring after 40 years of service.
• Joe Gimble, a councilman in Larksville, presented three plaques to the board relating to Larksville High School history.