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Culbertson School Finalizes Hiring As New School Year Begins

Brenda Harvey was re-assigned to fill a kindergarten teaching position following an unexpected increase in kindergarten enrollment numbers at a special school board meeting held Friday, Aug. 24.
Sunni Hilde was also hired as a special education aide.
On Monday, Aug. 27, another special board meeting was held and hiring Brian Manning and Mike Nickoloff as additional part-time junior high football coaches was recommended due to the availability of other assistants. Manning was hired as the part-time, prorated, assistant junior high football coach.
Rhonda Seitz was hired as the National Honor Society advisor.
Board member Gy Salvevold made a motion to hire Hayley Oelkers as the Business Professionals of America advisor. Board member Eric Bergum seconded the motion, but Salvevold rescinded the motion.
Later, at the regular school board meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 19, Valli Hauge was hired to fill the BPA advisor position.
Dave Solem was hired as the activities director, Jennesy Taberna was hired as the band director and Lana Hekkel was hired as the choir director.
The balance in the Seniors 2018 account, in the amount of $788.90, was transferred to the Student Council account. The Seniors 2018 account was closed and the money transferred will benefit the student body.
Cheryl Mahnke was hired as a guest teacher.
At a special board meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 4, Joshua Ward was recommended by Norine Haugland to fill the evening custodian position. Ward was noted at the regular school board meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 19, to be a no-show and the position is currently still being advertised.
Misty Kirn and Christina Olson were hired as bus monitors. Jennifer Lambert, Teri Sansaver, Kim Knick and Rhonda Seitz were hired as substitute bus monitors.
Dave Bengochea, Larry Crowder, Dave Solem, Leo Waldhausen, John Fordyce, Mike Machart and Ron Butikofer were approved as activity bus drivers.
Waldhausen was also hired to be bus maintenance coordinator.
Mitch Kaufman was hired as the freshman class advisor. It was approved that the junior high class clean the high school gymnasium during fall activities and the student council will clean for winter activities.
Sandra Rothkamm was hired to do the old Armory cleanings.
Other business at the regular school board meeting held Tuesday, Sept 19, included a report on fall activities which showed 25 participants in high school football, 12 in high school volleyball, eight in high school cross country, 10 in elementary/junior high volleyball, 20 in elementary/junior high football and 15 in elementary/junior high cross country.
Mike Olson gave the technology report, sharing that he is working on updating the computer inventory to reflect the movement of computers during the beginning of the school year. The end of support on Windows 7 will be January 2020. Olson has began updating computers to Windows 10 and noted it is still free.
NorthStar Technology and Marco have been in communication with Olson to fulfill the school’s server needs.
The E-Rate order will be arriving soon, which consists of four new switches to replace the ones in the elementary wing and wireless access points to be distributed throughout the school where needed.
Teresa Ross and Jordan Farmer were hired as guest teachers.
Angie Iverson was hired to coach high school speech and drama alongside Jeri Gustafson. Valli Hauge, high school girls’ basketball coach, recommended hiring Djay Hauge to fill the high school girls’ basketball assistant coach position, which the board approved.
Orion Wind Resources utilized the school’s lunchroom Thursday, Aug. 9, to conduct a public meeting on a potential wind farm in the greater Bainville area. Orion Wind Resources donated $1,000 to the school.
The board approved voiding the following warrants, as they were either lost or not received in the mail: claims warrant #63865 for $25 and payroll warrant #51560 for $530.70.