More students enrolled than anticipated

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – The Glenwood City Board of Education had their regular board meeting on Monday evening where several items were discussed, including the announcement that there is an increase of resident students in the district.

There were 717 resident students in September 2011 and as of September 2012 there were 734 resident students.

Superintendent Tim Emholtz shared that this is definitely good news for the school district to have the numbers up from last year and that this increase will only help the budget in a positive way.

Also mentioned by Middle School/High School Principal Tim Johnson, was the idea of a type of front entrance board.

This board would have the valedictorian and salutatorian on it and it would recognize different leaders from various organizations and clubs.

Johnson also mentioned the possibility of recognizing graduates who have significant accomplishments since leaving the school district.

Dr. Charles Rasmussen, Board President presented the CESA Regional Award to Board recipients, Judy Achterhof and Dr. Lisa Kaiser.

Achterhof had 150 points for achieving levels one, two and three. Dr. Kaiser achieved levels two and three with 225 points.

These are given on behalf of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards to board members who commit themselves to learning more about good governance practices and for participating in activities that strengthen their skills as local educational leaders.

Other Business

In Other Business, the Board approved the motion by Dr. Kaiser to allow the administration to designate two individuals to participate in the International Center for Leadership in Education November convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Board also approved a change in the handbook under section 21.0.3 of the professional staff retiree.

The Board approved a change in the handbook under section 23.0.3 in support staff retiree sick leave payout.

The Board approved a change to the handbook in transportation staff under section 23.0.3.

The Board reviewed the teacher work week schedule and approved of the handbook change as it was presented. Dr. Rasmussen abstained from the vote.