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In the Open Teaching Positions discussion the board discussed the need to hire a Para if our preschool enrollment is over 10 students , and applications to date are 21 for the principal position and 13 for the Kindergarten position .
Marie Sweley made a motion to recommend that Wade Finley be assigned as the Litchfield Public Schools Federal Programs Administrator for 2017 . Second by Jim Holm . Motion carried 5-0 .
Marie Sweley made the motion to accept the proposed school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year as presented . Second by Steve Heapy . Motion carried 5-0 .
Steve Heapy made a motion to add 100 hours to The Superintendent ’ s current contract to help with aiding in the transition of the new superintendent . Second by Bill Howard . Motion carried 5-0 .
Jim Holm made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:43 p . m . Second by Marie Sweley . Motion carried 5-0 .
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Education will be at 7:30 p . m . on February 20 , 2017 . The agenda is a continuous agenda and is available for examination during regular school hours at the office of the Superintendent . Public notice of the meeting will be given in the Small Town Times Newsletter and in the Sherman County Times .
Marie Sweley Board Secretary
Superintendent ’ s Report JANUARY 2017
Swearing in of New Board Members ( Page 3 ) At the meeting on Monday night we will swear in the new elected board members . A copy of the oath of office is included in this report .
Election of Officers After the swearing in of board members we will elect officers for next year . Please be thinking of that process when you get to the meeting . Both of these annual events will be good transition learning for Mr . Finley .
Personnel ( 4 ) Sue Stubbs has resigned her position as our Kindergarten teacher and will retire this spring after 35 years of outstanding service to our school and community . ( Please see the attached resignation letter from Sue .) Sue has been a valuable staff member throughout her career and a positive role model for all educators . We will miss her leadership and wish Sue and Gary the very best with their future retirement plans . We will begin advertising this position immediately . Wade and his hiring team will begin screening and interviewing candidates in early February .
Open Teaching Positions The ads for the new principal and the kindergarten teacher were listed in the World Herald and the “ Teach Nebraska ” Website last week . If applications come in as planned , the proposed timeline of events will allow Wade and his hiring team to announce recommendations at the February board meeting . We will advertise for three weeks , review candidates and set up interviews in early February , and make recommendations for both positions at the February board meeting . The district has had several inquiries about both positions already . The process will also be good transition training for Mr . Finley .
Federal Programs Administrator Each year the board of education must assign an administrator to be the Federal Programs administrator . I believe the district should go ahead and assign Mr . Finley to this official position . I will be assisting him in learning about all federal programs and the funding associated with that funding . Mr . Finley ’ s assignment this month would prevent the district from having to redo the same process in July . Motion : I recommend that Wade Finley be assigned as the Litchfield Public Schools Federal Programs Administrator for 2017 .
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