Kathy Decker of Hillsboro was elected by write-in votes to serve on the USD 410 school board. She declined the position, and the board accepted.
Gita Noble collaborated with other teachers on a quilting project that taught sixth-graders history and math. Superintendent Steve Noble said it is an example of what collaborative projects might look like with the new Kansas College and Career Ready Standards.
Bond resolution approval
The board authorized and provided for the sale, issuance, and delivery of general obligation refunding bonds. The time, Noble said, was opportune and saves the district more than $300,000.
New postage meter acquired
Jerry Hinerman secured an option for a newly refurbished postage meter. This meter is needed in the district office to postmark all outgoing mail from the district. The lease agreement is for 63 months at $99.98 a month to be billed quarterly. It is estimated to save the district nearly $700 per year.
After 20 minutes in executive session, Tim Kersten, high school custodian, was terminated. Retirements for Evan Yoder, elementary school principal, and John McMinn, mechanic were issued. Resignations were accepted for the following individuals: Monica Leihy, FACS teacher; Sheila Nuss, bus driver; CarolynBrazil, high school secretary; and Nancy Hofer, ESOL aide. The board contracted services to keep Evan Yoder as the elementary school principal.