Agriculture instructor Zana Manche and elementary custodian Morris Ewert each submitted resignations Monday at a Goessel school board meeting.
Superintendent John Fast said that Morris would stay on as a bus driver, but that Manche planned to move to South Dakota.
“On a personal level, Zana shared that she has become engaged and plans to marry a teacher and rancher up there,” Fast said.
In her sixth year teaching ag education at Goessel, Manche also served as an FFA adviser, assistant volleyball coach and girls’ basketball coach.
Last year, she won a new-teacher-of-the-year award from Kansas Association of Agriculture Educators. Fast said she also helped get several grants for the schools ag program.
“She’s always been one to jump in and help,” he said. “She’s done a wealth of things. She brought tremendous energy and great new ideas to implement.”
Fast said the district was advertising to fill her position.
In other business:
- The purchase of $8,265.50 in new nike high school football uniforms was approved. Fast said old uniforms had been used almost to the point of falling apart in washing machines. New uniforms have been designed to improve safety and mobility, he said.
- An anonymous $5,000 donation to the junior high robotics and engineering department was accepted. “The donor recognizes what instructor Sherri Sells wants to accomplish with the science and robotic program, and is in full support of that,” Fast said.
- Board members learned that after almost 12 months of operation, the school’s solar panels delivered 12,000 kilowatt-hours of energy and saved Goessel schools about $1,700 in electric bills.