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Hillsboro school board makes run of late hires

Hillsboro school board filled a number of new positions just in time for the school year, approving four full-time hires, and three assistant coaches.

The preschool family advocate and middle school assistant football coaching position each had quick turnaround. The previous staffers’ resignations were approved Monday.

“Some of these were unexpected, but you just go with it,” superintendent Max Heinrichs said. “We’d like to have all these supplemental positions filled.”

Others with resignations approved Monday included district nurse, a bus driver position, and a custodial offer that was declined. Each will be offered to a new applicant this week

Two new vehicles will also be purchased for the school. Purchase of a 2020 72-passenger Bluebird bus with air conditioning from Kansas Truck and Equipment was approved for $117,597, as was a 2020 Ford 10-passenger van from Hillsboro Ford for $34,365.

The high school’s baseball cooperative with Peabody-Burns was approved through the spring 2021 season, extending the agreement two years.

The school’s copier was corrected from a 60-month lease to 63 months, at $2,692 a month.

Last modified Aug. 15, 2019