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Wayne School District Welcomes Dr. John Fahey

faheyWayne School District would like to welcome Dr. John M Fahey as our new superintendent! 

Dr. Fahey has been an educator for 17 years. He has 12 years of experience as an administrator, 8 of those years as principal of Whitehorse High School. Currently, he is the CTE Director in San Juan School District in Blanding, Utah.

Dr. Fahey has extensive experience in multi-cultural education settings and working with turn-around schools. He believes in educational excellence for each child. His work as a principal and district director has been marked by college/career readiness efforts, improved test scores, enhanced community involvement, and strengthened student capability.

His educational experience includes eight years as a high school principal, two years as a high school assistant principal, two years as a CTE Director and five years as a classroom teacher.

Dr. Fahey was born in Canada and was raised in Connecticut. He served in the U.S. Army as an Intelligence Officer and retired after 20 years. While in the service John spent seven years in Germany, one year in the Philippines and one year in Saudi Arabia.

John Fahey earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Brigham Young University, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Martin’s College and a Doctorate of Education from Walden University. He received his administrative certificate from Utah State University.

Dr. Fahey married Eileen Macdonald who hails from Provo, and they raised a family of six children. They also have five grandchildren.

He is an outdoorsman that spends many weekends in the mountains. John is also an active scouter who sees the importance in working with our youth. He is anxious to make his home in Wayne County.

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Update on All-Day Kindergarten

Loa Elementary did a survey of parents that had students in all-day kindergarten this school year, and also of parents of students coming into all-day kindergarten this year. We wanted to share the results of the survey, see below. You can read specific comments we received here.

Responses of parents of students in all-day kindergarten:

Please indicate if you liked having your child in full day kindergarten. If no please indicate why.

  • YES                 27
  • NO                   2
  • YES & NO         1

Do you feel full day kindergarten has helped your student academically?

  • YES                 30
  • NO                   0

To what degree do you feel the District should expend resources on early-childhood education (Full Day Kindergarten & Preschool) on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being no support and 5 being full support?

  • 1                      0
  • 2                      1
  • 3                      0
  • 4                      1
  • 5                      27
  • No Response      1

Responses of parents of students going into in all day kindergarten:

Please indicate whether you intend to have your child attend optional full day kindergarten or half-day kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year:

  • FULL-DAY                   26
  • HALF-DAY                    7
  • STILL DECIDING          1

If district resources would allow for daily mid-day or one-half day busing for your kindergarten student, would you have your student attend:

  • FULL-DAY                   25
  • HALF-DAY                    8
  • N/A                             1

To what degree do you feel the district should expend resources on early-childhood education (Full Day Kindergarten & Preschool) on a scale from 1 to 5, with 1 being no support and 5 being full support?

  • 1                      2
  • 2                      2
  • 3                      1
  • 4                      2
  • 5                      27

During the school board meeting on March 9th, 2016, the Loa principal, teachers, and board discussed the options for next year. It was decided to continue offering optional all-day kindergarten for all students. Cherie Blackburn, Loa Principal, stressed that all-day was optional. Parents can continue to make what they feel is the best decision for their students and the teachers and administration will do what they can to be very flexible and accommodating for parents who only want their students in kindergarten a half day or have other specific requests. One parent in the meeting asked specifically when core concepts would be taught and the teachers responded that most are in the morning. They did clarify that anything the students were struggling with was usually continued in the afternoon so a student that only came during the morning may still miss some of those opportunities. If you have questions regarding kindergarten next year, please contact Cherie Blackburn at 836-2851.

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Invitations to Bid

Wayne School District is seeking qualified contractors to submit sealed bids for the following projects:

  1. Reroofing the gym roof at Wayne Middle School. This roof is a membrane roof and is approximately 8500 square feet. Also, reroofing two different sections at Wayne High School, the auditorium and classroom. This roof is also a membrane roof and is approximately 9222 square feet. This roof has solar panels on the upper level.
  1. Repair of the boiler at Loa Elementary. This boiler is a coal/steam boiler that has a leak that can’t be found.
  1. Replace the front doors at Wayne High School. There are four doors and the bid needs to include all closure hardware as well as doors and installation.

More detailed information may be obtained by contacting Mr. Shane Bradbury at 435-691-4126 or Mr. Bronson Oyler at 435-491-3836.  On-site inspections are strongly advised and may also be arranged through Mr. Bradbury or Mr. Oyler.

Bids will be accepted until March 18 at 5:00 P.M.  Bids can be mailed to Wayne School District, PO Box 127, Bicknell, UT  84715.  Please put on the outside of the envelope that this is a roof, boiler, or door bid.

Wayne School District is an equal opportunity employer and provider and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

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