Glenwood City School Board approves new principal

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – At Monday night’s meeting, the Glenwood City Board of Education unanimously approved Patrick Gretzlock as the new High School/Middle School Principal.

Gretzlock most recently worked as the Athletic Director and High School/Middle School Assistant Principal at the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser School District. Prior to that, he worked in the Boyceville School District for a few years as the Athletic Director and Dean of Students.

In other news, the Board went into executive session for an hour prior to the regular agenda to “confer with legal counsel on confidential advice related to an MOU with Vista Sand”.

Once back in open session, the meeting began and Superintendent Tim Emholtz stated that it was the administration’s belief that the MOU was not ready for a recommended approval.

The Board then moved into taking action on approving the removal of the two large pine trees near the elementary end of the school grounds. The removal and cleanup will be taken care of through the DuPont settlement.

A check list was then presented to the Board with several items listed that needed to be approved as capital project improvements.

Upon hearing several bids, the Board approved replacing the boiler, upgrading the exterior lighting near the handicap parking lot by the track, putting a new light near the flag pole, changing the lighting in the middle school locker room and replacing different flooring throughout the elementary.

The Board also approved the front door entrance security system that will cover both the high school and elementary ends.

And lastly aside from upgrades, but in terms of capital projects, the Board gave their approval in regards to paying off both the lighting and bleacher leases.

In the administrator reports, the Board approved a calendar update that will now have the last day of school on June 6, 2014. That Friday will be a full day and the following week will be designated  for staff development.

Other items approved were the posting of the position of a full-time Cognitive Disabilities (CD) teacher as current CDB/CDS Special Education Teacher, Candice Mchugh will be leaving at the end of the school year.

The Board approved Brandon Kieper and Casey Kaiser as baseball volunteers and Derek Boldt as a track volunteer and student teacher. Joan DeSmith was approved as a support staff substitute also.

Along with Mchugh’s resignation, the Board also approved the resignation of Lisa Jagielo at the end of this 2013-14 school year.

Lastly approved was an anonymous donation worth $350 that was given to the baseball program.