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Jim Dermody took over as head ...
Jim Dermody took over as head of the corporation on Jan. 1 and will serve in that capacity through June 30.
He replaces Greg Briles, who left O-D to take a job with the Delphi school corporation.
Dermody previously served as superintendent of the New Prairie School Corporation.
O-D is paying him $500 per day as per the terms of the contract.
Categories Local, NewsTags Greg Briles, Oregon-Davis, Oregon-Davis Interim Superintendent Jim Dermody, Oregon-Davis School Board, Schools, Starke
Interim Superintendent Jim ...
Interim Superintendent Jim Dermody says teachers will be live on the site to assist students with their assignments and interact with them throughout the course of the day.
O-D will also have a dedicated technical support helpline for families who are having problems accessing the system.
There's no limit to the number of e-learning days O-D can schedule, but Dermody
says they will not hold more than two in a row.
Should it be necessary to miss a third day of school due to safety concerns, he
says a cancellation would likely occur.
main goal is to establish and maintain a safe school environment.
Categories Local, NewsTags e-learning, Inerim Superintendent Jim Dermody, Oregon-Davis, Oregon-Davis School Board, Schools, Starke
Last month O-D announced the hiring ...
Last month O-D announced the hiring of former New Prairie Superintendent Jim Dermody on an interim basis.
Categories Local, NewsTags Greg Briles, Jim Dermody, Oregon-Davis, Oregon-Davis School Board, Schools, Starke
Superintendent of New Prairie United ...
Superintendent of New Prairie United School Corp., Jim Dermody, described it as horseplay.
A female classmate said she went to kick the student in the backside when she saw him reaching for her cell phone, but, she ended up kicking him in the groin.
â€œAny time any student raises concerns about race, creed or religion, our team immediately acts,â€� explained Dermody
When the high school was informed about the note, Dermody
said administrators quickly worked to talk with the student to make sure he
felt safe and tried their best to figure out who may have been responsible.
â€œWeâ€™re carrying out a number of programs here, and if you have one or two students who donâ€™t follow, we have punitive measures.
I hope you can see weâ€™re very proactive, because we would not tolerate that to any race, creed, or religion but we also want to promote a positive image of acceptance,â€� said Dermody
Superintendent Jim Dermody ...
Superintendent Jim Dermody said the girl who assaulted the boy was disciplined but he would not offer more specifics on her punishment.
also said the note was investigated by administrators but they could not prove who wrote the letter.
said any complaints associated with racism are investigated, and if allegations against any individual in the schools are proven "disciplinary measures are levied."
"We're always preaching tolerance of all.
Tolerance is very important to our school corporation," Dermody