STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Should the superintendent's salary be discussed in public?
A frequent commenter has raised an intriguing question about the $5,000 raise recently granted to Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves. The raise was approved after an "executive se... Posted on 4/29/10 at 6:00 AM
The Mitchell school board gave its unanimous approval Monday to a plan to replace the aging stadium at Joe Quintal Field.
If bond financing goes according to plan, the 1,700-seat football stadium will be ready next September, said Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves.
The board approved a proposal to select the Puetz Corporation as the provider for architecture and construction management services for a new $2.5 million stadium.
A Mitchell School District counselor on Wednesday was found not guilty of failing to report child abuse or neglect.
Erin Fowkes, 49, had been charged with the Class 1 misdemeanor after being accused of not reporting an incident when Bonfilio Sanchez Jr., 17, went to her home the night of April 9. Sanchez testified Wednesday that he told Fowkes that he and his mother got into a fight and that his mother swiped his face and threatened to get a stick.
A Mitchell School District counselor was found not guilty Wednesday afternoon of failing to report child abuse or neglect last April.
Erin Fowkes had been charged with the misdemeanor after being accused of not reporting an incident when Bonfilio Sanchez Jr., 17, went to her home.
The jury in a Mitchell School District counselor's trial has been deliberating since approximately 4 p.m. to determine if the counselor is guilty of failing to report child abuse or neglect in an incident earlier this year.
All schools within the Mitchell School District have met the district’s adequate yearly progress under the federal government’s No Child Left Behind initiative, including Mitchell Middle School, which reached the goal for the second year after being on “alert” status.
Student absenteeism spiked dramatically Thursday in Mitchell when 330 students were out due to illness.
That’s nearly 14 percent of the district’s 2,400 students, who were afflicted mostly with flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, upset stomach and vomiting.
Hardest hit was Mitchell Middle School, where nearly one-quarter of the student population was ill.
The Mitchell School District’s Halloween bag is wide open — all that’s needed is a donor to drop in a $1.25 million treat.
If a donor isn’t found by the end of this month, it’s unlikely a proposed new stadium at Joe Quintal Field would be ready for the 2010 season, according to Joe Graves, superintendent of the Mitchell School District.
The Mitchell School District made adequate yearly progress for 2009 in all categories of No Child Left Behind, including math at the middle school, which did not meet adequate yearly progress last year.
Theresa Kriese may be the newest member of the Mitchell Board of Education, but she’s no rookie.
Kriese worked nearly 15 years at Mitchell Technical Institute, where she was that organization’s equivalent to a chief financial officer. She recently switched to Dakota Wesleyan University, where she is the vice president for business and finance.
PIERRE – Thirteen South Dakota school districts have been approved for $29 million in bonding authority to raise funds for construction or rehabilitation projects as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Lawyers debated the role of school administrators and the admissibility of additional accusations against former teacher Andy Tate as they made oral arguments Wednesday in the Brittany Plamp appeal.
In July, a South Dakota jury found Tate guilty of committing a battery against Plamp while she was a student, but the jury did not hold the Mitchell School District liable and did not award any monetary damages to Plamp. She had asked for $750,000.
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