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Hillsboro ed board discusses personnel for 102 minutes

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Hillsboro USD 410 Board of Education met in closed session to discuss personnel for 1 hour, 42 minutes Monday night.

Debbie Geis, district representative to Marion County Special Education Cooperative, said during open session that her report would have to wait for executive session.

The board initially went into closed session for 1 hour, 17 minutes to discuss personnel. It returned to closed session for 10 minutes and again for 15 minutes, with no action after any session.

The board also met in closed session to discuss acquisition of property and student matters, each for five minutes with no action afterward.

Board gets early look at 2010-11 calendar

Board members looked at two early proposals for the 2010-11 school calendar.

With one option, classes would begin Aug. 12 and run through Dec. 22 in the fall semester. The spring semester would be Jan. 4 through May 25. The total year would include 182 student days. That option calls for a full week of spring break in March.

A second option would have classes begin Aug. 18. The fall semester would end Dec. 22. The spring semester would run from Jan. 4 to May 25, giving the district 180 student days. That proposal would have three days of spring break.

The first option would include eight development and work days for staff, and the second would include 11 staff development and work days. Either option could be changed before the calendar is finalized.

District, college share honor

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce selected USD 410 and Tabor College to share the 2010 Member of the Year award, in honor of their cooperation on constructing new athletic facilities at Joel H. Wiens Stadium.

In other business:

  • High school math teacher Bruce Major demonstrated the use of computers in his classroom.
  • More than $2,000 will be set aside to pay FCCLA adviser Monica Leihy‚Äôs expenses to take the quiz bowl team to National FCCLA Leadership Meeting July 4 through 12 in Chicago. The team qualified to compete in the national event. Members also will participate in leadership workshops at the conference. Students are conducting fundraisers to pay their expenses.
  • Schools for Fair Funding dues were $643, based on enrollment.
  • A one-year rollover was approved to the contracts of principals Greg Brown, Max Heinrichs, and Evan Yoder, with compensation to be determined later.
  • Renee Lambert resigned as Hillsboro Elementary School preschool and Head Start teacher.

The next board meeting will be 7 p.m. March 8.

Last modified Feb. 11, 2010

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