Nick McWilliams reporting – With new construction underway for a fresh stadium as its backdrop, the Indian Valley School District is prepared to kick off the year.

While the football field behind the high school is potentially the highlight of the upcoming year, there are other notable features for the Braves for 2019-2020.

The administrative office has new look, with changes to the athletic director position following Bill Love’s move to Conotton Valley.

Superintendent Ira Wentworth says that various positions will be serving in different additional roles this year.

“Our athletic director is also going to help with building and grounds supervisions. And then our high school assistant principal is also going to help with supervising some of the transportation services. As well as our middle school assistant principal, coming out of the classroom and assuming an administrative position.”

Wentworth adds that rates have remained relatively the same for students and families over the last decade.

“School lunches, it’ll actually be the third year in a row that they have remained at the same level. School fees, this will actually be the 13th year that we have had the same school fees for our kids. No changes on that front.”

Wentworth also noted earlier the school will offer an arts program that puts students in cooperation with the Tuscarawas County Philharmonic, which adds to the fine arts curriculum of the school.

An official groundbreaking for the stadium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday evening.

School officially starts on August 21st for students.

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