Fate may be decided soon for HCCSC’s Instructional Service Ctr.

A fate may soon be decided for the vacant Instructional Service Center building, located on East Park Drive and Warren Streets in Huntington.

The building has been empty since 2011, but may soon be repurposed.

Huntington County Community School Board President Kevin Patrick requested that Assistant Superintendent for Business and Classified Staff Jon Bennett inquire if the city of Huntington or Huntington County needs the building before the board approves Bennett's recommendation to sell the building at auction.

The topic will be revisited at the next board meeting, on Wednesday, April 10.

The board also approved the Huntington North High School summer school schedule.

Summer school classes will be held from 8 a.m. to noon during each session.

Session 1 is the first semester of the class, while Session 2 is the second.

Session 1 will be held June 3 to June 27, with Session 2 running from July 8 until Aug. 1.

A slew of teacher and administrator retirements were approved during Monday night's meeting.

Administrators approved for retirement were Cindy Kiefer, principal of Flint Springs Elementary School; Bob McCaslin, director of special services at Horace Mann Education Center; and Paul Roth, principal of Roanoke Elementary School.

These retirements came in addition to 13 teacher retirements from various schools across the corporation - Andrews Elementary, HNHS, Flint Springs Elementary, Riverview Middle School, Lancaster Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Northwest Elementary, Crestview Middle School and Roanoke Elementary will all say goodbye to retiring teachers at the end of this school year.

Patrick noted each of the retirees has done a "fantastic job," and he says he wishes them "nothing but the best."
Vice President Rex Baxter added that he is "sorry to see them all go."

In other business:

• The Holding Corporation I Refinance was approved, which allows the public finance group Umbaugh to reevaluate the school's bonds, which Bennett says should save the corporation a net value of at least $300,000.

• Donations were accepted from Just Zoo It in the amount of $225 to benefit a first grade study trip; and from www.donorchoose.org in the amount of $531.31 to benefit the Viking New Tech program at HNHS.