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By Amber Hayden
BOYCEVILLE — The Boyceville Board of Education was updated on the current search for a new principal at Tiffany Creek Elementary during its March 20 meeting.
The posting for the position has been opened since March 10 and will remain open until March 25, stated Superintendent Kevin Sipple at Wednesday meeting. Sipple noted that the district has already received 25 applications for the position which came open after current TCE principal Nick Kaiser accepted an offer to become the Boyceville distict’s next superintendent following Sipple’s impending retirement at the end of June.
The first round of interviews will begin on Thursday, April 4, at 3:45p.m. and will be held at Tiffany Creek Elementary with three separate groups conducting the interviews including staff, parents and the Board members.
“The second round of interviews will take place on Tuesday, April 9, with the goal of announcing a new principal on or around April 15,” stated Sipple.
Sipple and Kaiser also took the time to congratulate second grade teacher Debra Bell on her recent selection as a 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellow. Both Bell and Tiffany Creek will receive $6,000. Bell was selected because of her skill as a leader, an agent for positive change and her superior ability to inspire love of learning.
Director of Special Education, Bonnie Barker, let the board know that the surveys for Indicator 8, which measures family engagement, have been sent out and have already had 16 surveys accessed and 13 responses submitted.
“The requirement was to have 11 responses,” explained Barker. “I’m hoping we will gain additional responses as time goes by.”
If a parent does not have access to a computer or the internet they can request a paper copy of the survey, Barker stated.
The Board also approved senior Tyler Peterson as the 2019 Technical Excellence Scholarship winner. Peterson was selected for his commitment and grades earned in the technical education courses. Peterson has kept a B plus average across all of his Tech Ed courses and plans to attend Chippewa Valley Technical College and pursue a degree in Welding and Fabrication.
If Peterson decides to not attend CVTC, the scholarship will pass to Hunter Belch as the alternate.
During the meeting the Board of Education:
•Accepted the resignation of Nick Kaiser as Tiffany Creek Elementary principal.
•Accepted the resignation of Katelyn Johnson as JV Volleyball coach.
•Approved the 2019 fall Early College Credit Applications.
•Approved the 2019 fall Start College Now applications.
•Approved the 2019-20 CESA Shared Services Contract.
•Accepted a $500 mini-grant from UW-Madison, Aquatic Sciences Center in support of fifth-grade trip to Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, MN.
•The Boyceville Board of Education will meet again on Wednesday, April 17, with the meeting beginning at 6 p.m.