Williamsfield school board OKs spring coaches

For The Weekly Post

WILLIAMSFIELD – The Williamsfield School Board approved spring coaches and passed a threat assesment plan Monday at its regular montly meeting.

Approved as spring high school coaches were the following.
• Baseball – Paid coaches are Arnie Gonzalez, Mike Weitekamp, Jeremy King and Brian McGarry. Volunteer coaches are Dan Self, Brent Stewart, Charlie Sams, Tim Farquer, James Sams, Mike Smith and Steve DeWitt.
• Softball – Paid coaches are Beau Burnett, Cory Garza, Chad Reed and Paige Collopy. Volunteer coaches are Denny Smith, Ryan West and Alycea Burnett.

The board also approved Mary Kay Bronny for concussion oversight and watched a demonstration by Williamsfield’s Bionic Bombers team, who showcased their robot projects.

The board did enter executive session, but no action was taken from that closed session.

Superintendent Farquer reported on the second-place finish by Williamsfield’s seventh-grade volleyball team, which was the first volleyball team to make it to state and brought home the first IESA state trophy in school history.

Farquer said the recent FFA Banquet brought about 150 people into the school to hear about the FFA program.

Farquer said spring musical rehearsals and set development is underway. He said the Academic Challenge team took first place at regionals and awaits sectionals, noted the senior trip to Arizona will be April 4-8 and said spring sports and spring standardized testing of students starts soon. Billtown students will be competing in high school baseball, softball and track and field, middle school track and field and intramural soccer.

Farquer said a few small building projects are underway, noting the bus barn paving, microgrid installation and interior remodel.