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GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City School Board continued to deal with a flexing employee base as it approved resignations as well as new hirings at its lone June meeting this past Monday evening.
At its June 13 regular session, the Board accepted the resignations of Dr. Robert Vanderloop, Pupil Services and Special Education director; Donald Rosenberry III, high school science teacher; Ryan Paul, middle school English Language Arts (ELA) teacher; and Shelbi Davidson, first grade teacher. The resignation of Rachel Nied as middle school student council advisor was also accepted.
In addition, the board gave its approval to hire Austin Weiss for the 12-month custodial position, Kraig Konder as a regular bus route driver and Becky Lamb and Patrick Olson as assistant high school coaches for the cross country and football teams, respectively.
After reconvening from closed executive session, the board, on recommendations from the administration, approved the hiring of Isabel Lind for an elementary teaching position and Kirsten Konder as the new agriculture teacher. Konder is a Glenwood City graduate who is currently teaching in the Luck School District. The district will also be posting for a special education director.
During the administrative reports, Dr. Randy Ketola, the district’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) teacher, gave a presentation on a three-week STEM program that he introduced to select students in the third, fourth and fifth grades at the Glenwood City Elementary this past spring. He told the board that it was an eye-opening learning experience for both the students and himself.
In his final report to the board, Dr. Vanderloop gave a year-end report on pupil services and special education. He also told members that most of the safety initiatives that the district undertook this past year have been completed or are nearly completion.
Superintendent Tim Johnson gave a budget update and briefly discussed the district’s mission to become an employer of choice, the servant leadership and the brainstormed qualities of why people stay in organizations that where brought forward at the board’s recent annual retreat.
Under its action items, the board approved the second and final reading of the Service Animals on District Premises Policy, approved an expenditure for a safety lighting upgrade in the lower parking lot on the high school side and created a new summer school pay scale.
B&B Electric’s bid of $18,376 was accepted to replace two wooden light poles in the lower high school parking lot and add a third one. Under the proposal, the two existing poles, one of which had been knocked down this past year, will be removed. Three concrete bases that extend 24 inches above grade will be installed on the east side of the lot. Three new bronze poles with double adjustable heads that will accommodate a pair of new LED lights will be mounted on the concrete bases.
Superintendent Johnson told the board that its has been over a decade since the summer school hourly rate were adjusted. Currently all teachers receive $28 per hours. Under the new three-tier scale, which was approved, a initial teacher will receive $27.87 per hour, a developing teacher will be paid $30.14 per hours and a professional-level teacher will be compensated at $32.40 per hour.
The board’s next regular meeting is slated for Monday, July 11.