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July 21, 2013

School hires curriculum director and activities director

The Centerville School Board met for their July meeting Monday, July 8 at the Administration Building.

The board heard a presentation about the Student Council trip to Las Vegas to attend the National Association of Student Councils National Conference. They then approved the previous meeting minutes and the updating of Policy 414 which concerns staff payment for jury duty.

The board approved five legislative priorities for the Iowa Association of School Boards. They want the IASB to focus on development of the Iowa Core, sharing incentives for schools, supporting allowable growth, supporting greater flexibility for use of the management levy and opposing unfunded mandates.

In transfers, Kandi Moorman transferred as secretary at Garfield to secretary at Central, Emily Sayres transferred from kindergarten aide at Central to secretary at Garfield, Tom Belloma transferred from maintenance at Lakeview to distract-wide maintenance, Brandon Clark transferred from special education aide at Lakeview to maintenance at Lakeview, Cindee White transferred from special education aide at Centerville High School to PK-12 library aide, a new position, and Merry Dudley transferred using her recall rights from a special education aide at Lakeview to an open K-2 Title I teaching position.

Several new employment contracts were also approved. They included Alexis Kauzlarich as seventh grade volleyball coach and Rita Teater as custodian at Lakeview. Laura DePrizio was recalled to fill a position as elementary special education teacher and Jeri Bradley was recalled to fill a new elementary teaching position. Rose Moon, Lakeview secretary, also had a slight contract adjustment okayed.

The board also approved contracts for the new curriculum director and the new activities director/high school assistant principal. Rhonda Raskie was tapped to take the curriculum director position and Greg Fisher was chosen to be the new activities director/assistant principal. Raskie is currently a secondary special education teacher within the district. Fisher has had experience as a high school principal at Gilbert and Charles City, as a middle school principal at North Cedar and as an assistant principal at Applington-Parkersburg.

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