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April 18, 2014

New boilers cost district $380,000

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The board approved a proposed veteran’s memorial at Centerville High School and Centerville High School principal Roger Raum said the school was planning a presentation of the memorial May 16 and that Centerville mayor Jan Spurgeon had agreed to attend.

The good conduct policy was briefly discussed but the board decided to hold off until the public hearing scheduled for April 28. They also decided to move the public hearing from the Administration Building to Simon Estes Auditorium in anticipation of a large audience.

The board moved to approve resignations for Tim Moore as bus driver and Rosanne Dunhum as elementary teacher. They then approved a transfer for Mona Berry.

Employment contracts for Gretchen Willier as special education aide specific at Lakeview, Jeremy Stufflebeem as spring concert concession stand worker and ticket taker for summer sports, Jesse Stufflebeem as spring soccer concession stand worker and ticket taker, Mikala White as substitute ticket taker, Julie Clark as Howar Junior High cafeteria server, Amber Hoffman as softball concessions worker and Cristi Clark as a special education aide specific at Howar Junior High were approved along with 55 K-12 volunteer contracts.

Discussion then turned to 28E sharing agreements with Moulton-Udell Schools. MU requested that Centerville continue sharing agreements for three positions: technology, Spanish teaching and curriculum director. MU did request to scale back the curriculum director sharing so as to purchase only 20 percent of Rhonda Raskie’s contract from Centerville. Spanish would be a 50 percent share. Both of those contracts would be owned by Centerville. The technology position, which would also be a 50 percent share would be owned by Mouton-Udell and that contract was already approved by MU’s board.

Superintendent Ryan said that the administration team was recommending that the curriculum director and Spanish teacher positions not be shared with MU. Board members Tom Lange and Michelle Moore supported cutting the ties with Moulton-Udell but board member Marty Braster disagreed. He felt a continuing relationship with MU should be a priority for the district and also wanted to help MU during their difficulties.

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