FRANKFORT, Ind. – The Community Schools of Frankfort school board introduced the newest principal of Green Meadows Intermediate Elementary and acted upon recommended changes to the mask policy contained within the Safe Return to School plan during the Tuesday evening meeting held at the CSF Education and Administration Center.
Citing the need to stay in line with local health officials in regards to mask-wearing guidelines, CSF superintendent Joel McKinney made a recommendation the board consider the mask policy contained within the Safe Return to School Plan – specifically removing the portion that says masks are optional and replacing that verbiage with, “masks are recommended.”
“Safety is our top priority,” said McKinney. “It is a matter of making sure we can stay in-person as long as we can. We’re already hearing about schools that are shutting down and going to e-learning like they had to last year. Without a virtual program to offer this year, we have to be especially cognizant of all of the measures we can take to keep kids healthy and safe. So all we did this evening really was just look at the verbiage and say instead of masks are optional – we’re recommending them for vaccinated individuals and strongly recommending masks for unvaccinated individuals.”
The unanimously approved change by the board to the mask policy leaves in place the parent/guardian right to choose what is best for their child.
Green Meadows Intermediate Elementary has a new principal with a familiar face.
New Green Meadows principal Lindsey Bright is not new to CSF or Green Meadows having served as assistant principal at Green for the past three years. McKinney made the recommendation to the board and stated, “[Lindsey] has demonstrated leadership skills while at Green Meadows and has gained the confidence of the Green Meadows staff, continued to lead our school in such a way to provide continuous improvement of the educational services we offer to our students.”
Prior to arriving at CSF, Bright spent her first six years in education serving elementary students in the Indianapolis Public Schools as a teacher and then three years as assistant principal at IPS.
Bright has her master’s degree and administrative license from Ball State University and obtained her undergraduate degree from Olivet Nazarene University.
The board voted unanimously in favor of Bright. After the meeting, Bright talked of the excitement of being named principal.
“I’m very excited and honored the board has faith in me,” said Bright. “I have been there the past three years, it’s such a wonderful place – we have such wonderful students and staff. I am just super thrilled.”
McKinney noted the two current open assistant principal openings, one each at Blue Ridge and Green Meadows, should be filled by the end of the week with the respective individuals introduced at the next school board meeting on Tuesday, September 14th.