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GC Board looking for new High School/Middle School Principal

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – The Glenwood City Board of Education officially accepted the resignation of Tim Johnson as the High School/Middle School Principal this past Monday night.

After accepting that, the Board then approved the motion to immediately post the position of principal. The Board has plans to look at applications and go forward with a hire sometime around April.

In terms of hire, the Board also approved Pete Gaustad as the new head coach for the softball team. He will take over for Matthew Schutz who has decided to step down and become assistant coach.

In other business, the policies in the handbook regarding Video Surveillance, Identification Badges and School Security-Locking of Doors, were approved after a second and final reading and will be made effective as of September 1, 2014.

Johnson shared that vendors have been to the school and provided their bids for the security system. There are a few more that will be stopping by throughout the week. Johnson said by the next school board meeting, a cost figure should be provided.

In terms of money, the Board tossed around the idea of increasing the Russell Meyer Scholarship to $1,200 since the fund has around $50,000 in it.

However, after a lengthy discussion, it was decided that the best idea would be to keep the current terms of providing $1,000 to the top 25 percent of the class.

In other news, the current weather situation was mentioned and due to “cold days”, the school year as of now looks to go into the week of June 9.

Next week is National FFA Week also. FFA members have come up with five different dress up days as well as a Pep Fest next Friday (Feb. 21) that will have several activities.

Other items approved by the Board included the 2012-13 audit.

The Board approved four staff members to participate in the Model Schools Conference in Orlando, Florida this summer. The senior class was also approved to have an overnight stay at Six Flags on May 17.

The Board approved the resignations of Beth Lewis as the JV volleyball coach and Tom Carlson as the assistant football coach.

Jared Ley who was an intern was approved as a substitute teacher and Brenda Franklin was approved to be a volunteer alternative vehicle driver.

Lastly, there was a Tuition Waiver In for a 10th grade student, an Open Enrollment In application for a 10th grade student and an Open Enrollment Out application for an 11th grade student approved.