He reflected, “It takes a lot of time and effort to do this.” Of wife Lorie, he said, “I’m a very lucky man … I could not have done this for 16 years without her love and support.”
He saluted not only teachers and staff members who surround students 180 days each year, but also “those people who work in the buildings,” from bus drivers and custodians to cafeteria workers and nurses.
“We have a lot of really good people who are all pulling in the right direction and that is what makes us strong and that is what makes us great.”
The superintendent concluded, “You have been a great asset for us and helped our school corporation get better.” Campbell added, “It has been a pleasure working with you. I will miss my friend on the board.”
At the July 15 meeting, Cindy Blessing, who was present that night, will be sworn in as Bettice’s successor. Roberts said, “We know she will fit in well with this particular group.”
Debbie Blank can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-934-4343, Ext. 113.