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March 19, 2012

Two resign in Central district

DEWITT — Two administrators have resigned in the Central Community School District.

The Central Board accepted the resignations of Central High School Principal Brent Cook and Ekstrand Elementary Principal Matt Marietta.  

Cook has been with the district for 10 years and is taking a position  as athletic and activities director at Dubuque Senior High School.  

Marietta has been with the district for one year.

Other personnel changes approved at the regular board meeting March 14 were employment of Carl Small as the seventh through ninth grade guidance counselor at Step 8 of the MA salary schedule and Ashley Dexter as head girls soccer coach at $2,449. Small has been guidance  counselor at  Camanche for the past 10 years and Dexter plays soccer  at St. Ambrose University.

The resignation of Mike Smith from assistant varsity boys basketball  coach was also accepted. Smith has been with the program for 24 years,  a long tenure for a non-faculty coach.

“We are almost to the end,” Building and Grounds Director Keith Walker  told the board in his construction update. Punch lists and warranty  work are being received with contractors on site to resolve some issues. February 24 was the walk through for the check list with Alliant Energy, which is giving rebates totaling $256,000 for some of  the work. Walker added the track work is ready to go with the  acceptance of the Holst Construction of DeWitt bid.

With the addition of fencing, Walker said, some safety issues are  being addressed and access points for ticket-taking will be defined.  

Areas will be blocked off so that driving through nearby property  owners' yards can be prevented.

Walker proposes a 5-foot high black  vinyl fence with a projected cost of $70,000 to achieve these ends.

The board approved a certificate of substantial completion for the  middle school addition with the contractors, Kraemer Brothers, LLC of  Plain, Wisconsin.

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