North changes athletic training provider

Hendricks Regional Health earns contract


LINDEN — North Montgomery athletes will have a new certified athletic training service provider beginning April 10.

Franciscan Health Sports Medicine lost the bidding to Hendricks Regional Health Sports Medicine. Franciscan Health has been providing athletic training services through certified athletic trainers for many years.

Superintendent Dr. Colleen Moran said the decision to replace the Franciscan company was solely based on finances.

“Hendricks had the more competitive bid,” Moran said.

Moran said retaining the present high school and middle school athletic trainers is up to Hendricks Sports Medicine. She said the new company will go through a hiring process and it would be the sole decision of the new provider to staff North Montgomery schools.

Business manager Jim McBee said the work on the high school locker room renovation is progressing. He said student, staff and visitors are finding their way around the construction.

A part of the renovation is a larger and more suitable athletic training area. Renovations are to be completed before the next school year begins.

The board approved the resignations of two long-time educators. NMHS English teacher Amy Lough and Sugar Creek kindergarten teacher Patty Emmert are retiring.

In other business, the board:

• Approved he resignations of Jennifer Duncan, Sommer instructional aide; Rebecca Pietsch, Sommer ELA assistant; and Heather Stegeman, food services at Sugar Creek.

• Approved the hiring of Emma Verhey as high school media assistant; Christopher Banks as middle school technological support specialist; and Alec Asbury as Sugar Creek Be Fit Instructor.

• Approved the appointment of Sharon Lough to the Darlington Public Library Board.