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USD 407 BOE Holds Annual Organizational Meeting

USD 407 BOE 4-16-18The USD 407 Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting Monday evening.

Raeleen Reinhardt was elected Board President and Kevin Ochs was elected Board Vice President.

Several other annual appointments and designations were also approved to begin the 2018-2019 school year.

Later in the meeting, the Board approved the final draft of the facilities survey that will be sent out soon.

New Superintendent Shelly Swayne...

The Board has been working with Fort Hays State University's Docking Institute to formulate the survey.

Also Monday, the Board discussed a few policy updates, the 2018-2019 handbooks, disposal of surplus property and a training cost increase for the Boys Town program.

It was also discussed to purchase new computers for the business lab at Russell High School for approximately $20,000.

Following executive sessions, the Board approved a few new contracts and a couple contract modifications.

Previously appointed Simpson Elementary School Principal Andrew Dempewolf will now serve both Simpson and Bickerdyke Elementary Schools according to Swayne.

The Board also approved an average three percent pay increase for all classified and administrative staff.

Meeting Minutes

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