Hired for full-time positions were Spencer Lueders for first grade, Heather Sturtz for kindergarten, Demi Huston for fourth grade and Jennie Froeschle as middle school social studies teacher.
Ramsey Hinkle was hired as the .75 high school speech/language arts teacher as well as drama teacher at .10 and assistant high school speech coach at .03 on the stipend schedule.
In the second phase of the retirement incentive program, the board approved the early retirement of special education teacher Eleanor Ivens. She will receive $15,000 over three years.
In reports, Lansing presented information on the E2020 on-line learning courses, Peterson discussed the district’s name for further input, and a Junior Achievement representative reported on that program. Technology and Innovation Director Amy Wichman said the district had been chosen to participate in the Skills Iowa program endorsed by Gov. Terry Branstad.
The board approved a grant application to the Clinton County Development Association for a number of improvements to sports facilities. The district is asking for a matching grant of $196,350.
On the consent agenda the board approved student-teaching agreements with Luther College and the University of Northern Iowa.