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Newport Intermediate Gets Familiar Face as New Principal; Gift Helps Homeless Students

Newport Intermediate School has a new principal, but he is no stranger to the district.  
 
Joshua Snapp, who was principal at Newport Primary School, has been chosen by the intermediate school's site-based decision-making council as principal there. Meanwhile, Matt Atkins has been filling in as temporary principal at the Primary School until the site-based decision-making council is trained to search for a permanent principal. The new primary school principal is expected to be named by the next school board meeting in April.
 
At its most recent meeting, the Newport Board of Education approved its facility plan for 2017. The board also approved a contract for re-roofing the high school gym and part of the intermediate school to Imbus Roofing at a price of $310,885. This was the lowest of two bids.
 
A contract for masonry work was awarded to Trisco Systems. The work is the second phase of the project on the welcome center.
 
A gift to the district was announced from B.L. Bartlett. The $5,000 gift was earmarked to fund activities centered around the homeless students.
 
Chantelle Phillips from the Newport branch of the Campbell County Library came to the meeting to talk about the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Hometown Teams, which will be at the Newport library from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, June 3. In addition to the exhibit, which features how sports has changed and shaped America, there is a companion exhibit which shows the rich sports history of Newport. The times for the exhibits will be on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with a few exceptions, during specified hours. The Smithsonian exhibit is courtesy of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc., and is a part of the Museum on Main Street program, a collaboration of the Smithsonian Institute and the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc.
 
-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor