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Written by The Herald-News Wednesday, 18 April 2012 20:00
During their March 13 regular board meeting, the Frontier School board accepted the resignations of Wes Young, dean of students, and Renee Goodman, fourth-grade teacher.
“Both have done an outstanding job in their positions,” said board member Dr. Mark Zilkoski.
Young will be leaving Frontier, while Goodman will continue to live in the area. Superintendent Christine Eggar recommended that Goodman be hired for the full-time substitute position, which is being vacated by Kellee Young, who has been offered a full-time teaching position with the district.
Teaching contracts were renewed for Jodi Martin, Cathy Madison, April Bauer, Kim Baker, Melanie Ferguson, Louise Petersen, Bob Loucks, LaVonna Pew and Heidi Mahler.
The recommendation for teacher Bridget Drummond is pending. The classified staff recommendations will be made at the May board meeting.
Ronette Babb and Tracy Knowlton were approved as substitute teacher candidates.
Policy 5000B, a reimbursement to teachers who take classes for Frontier-required certification, was tabled.
Eggar discussed a multi-district agreement in which districts could share background information for employees who had applied for work at both schools.
The board approved funds for audits of 2010 and 2011 school years.
The board approved claims in the amount of $33,354.13 and it was noted that 63 percent of the district’s general fund has been spent, not including this month’s payroll.
When Zilkoski asked about the PIR day speaker on March 20, Pew said, “He was worth every penny.”
The 2012-13 school calendar was approved. Students will begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 22, and complete the school year on the last day of May.
Approval was also given for Eggar to speak with the county commissioners regarding available lands for teacherages. She also noted that no election will be held this year since only two candidates had filed for the two open trustee positions and no mill levy is being
Young said that bids were being requested for vent pipe replacement.
He also noted that the number of “Caught Being Goods” were in the 100s this month.
“The positive will only stay, if we recognize it,” Loucks had quipped in conversations with Young and cooks, janitors, teachers and paraprofessionals alike are noticing when a child does more than expected.
In closing, the board members were thanked for making a difference in students’ lives. It was noted that their service as board members matters.