January 28, 2018
For Immediate Release
Statement from Superintendent Jon Saxton:
The Chillicothe City School District will be closed for students on Tuesday, January 30 to allow students, staff, and community members to join in the celebration of life for Carmalitta Windon, a Physical Education Teacher at Mt. Logan and Tiffin Elementary Schools. Visitors may call on family members on Monday, January 29 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Open Door Fellowship Church. The Celebration of Life will be held at Open Door on Tuesday, January 30 at 1:00 p.m. Mrs. Windon was tragically killed in an automobile accident on Wednesday, January 24.
On Tuesday, Daycare services will be provided to students at Mt. Logan and Tiffin during normal school hours for families in need of daycare since students are not in normal session. There will be no cost to families for the daycare which will be provided by CCSD. More information will be sent home with students on Monday. Latchkey will remain open at Allen as it normally does on “snow days.”
Staff will be expected to report for a special In-Service training provided by Julie Oates of the Child Protection Center on “Trauma Informed Care” during the morning hours Tuesday which will be helpful for staff to be responsive to the needs of students who experience loss and other traumatic events. In lieu of flowers a “Go Fund Me” page has been established to help the Windon family. Mrs. Windon’s husband Lloyd and son Titus survive. The Cavalier Family appreciates the love and support shown to our students and staff during this difficult time. Mrs. Windon’s wonderful smile and love for her students will never be forgotten.