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Board decides HMS students can wear shorts year-round

Following a presentation from members of Hillsboro Middle School Student Council Oct. 13, USD 410 board of education decided to change the policy in the middle school handbook regarding the months of the year students can wear shorts to school.

STUCO members asked the board to change the policy because some students wanted to wear shorts to school year-round. Board members agreed and the time limit was lifted.

Students still have to follow the rules regarding the length and style of shorts.

In other business:

  • The Communities In Schools Prevention and Data Coordinator position was eliminated. The grant that had funded the position was not renewed and the contract was terminated. Charles Rempel had served in that position.
  • Donya Anderson was approved by the board to serve in the position of assistance track coach.
  • A contract was approved for Lee Albright as a bus driver for the district at a rate of $11 per hour.
  • The board accepted the resignation of Jillian Hein as a Hillsboro High School academic skills aide. She then was appointed as the HHS academic skills coordinator at $17.07 per hour for 7.5 hours per day. Janette Brubacher had resigned from the coordinator position. Another person will be hired to serve as a skills aide.
  • A contract was approved for Linda Ogden as director of CIS. The Hillsboro BOE holds the contract for the position and followed the recommendation of the Marion County Communities in Schools board.
  • Since a lawsuit against the school district has been settled, the board and district are rapidly moving forward with the athletic field project with Tabor College. The board reviewed an architect’s rendering and potential location of a new stadium as determined by a task force.

The next regular school board meeting is at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the technology center at Hillsboro High School.

Last modified Oct. 22, 2008

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