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Mitchell school board meets at 5 p.m. today

Mitchell High School teacher Julie Olson will be recognized by the Mitchell Board of Education for making the 2019-20 100Kin10 list of the national Teacher Forum network.

The board will meet today at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy for its regular meeting.

Olson teaches science at Mitchell High School and was chosen by the Teacher Forum network to be part of the cohort team with the mission of overcoming the nation’s shortage in STEM educators. The 100Kin10 program seeks to unite academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies, and government agencies to address the nation’s STEM teacher shortage and tackle systemic challenges of getting 100,000 STEM teachers into classrooms nationwide by 2021.

This year, 72 teachers across the country applied to be on this list. The Teacher Forum cohort members were selected based on their desire and capacity to take on leadership in their communities and gather ideas and experience from their peers.  

Also on the agenda Monday, the board is seeking to approve the sale of 2018-19 site house after receiving a bid that met the minimum bid of $310,000 from Jace and Lacey Bunkers on Thursday. The proposed closing date for the home, which is located at 2201 Dean Drive in the Wild Oak development, is scheduled for June 28.

Personnel

Personnel items include:

New certified hires: Shelbee Schultz, special education teacher at LBW, $42,350 per year, effective 2019-2020 school year; Jennifer Mayer, sixth grade ELA and math teacher at MMS, $48,500 per year, effective 2019-2020 school year; Kelsey Thury, 6th grade ELA and math teacher at MMS, $43,000 per year, effective 2019-2020 school year; William Schiefen, math teacher at MMS, $42,800 per year, effective 2019-2020 school year; Zack Clement, special education teacher at LBW, $42,800 per year, effective 2019-2020 school year.

New classified hires: Cynthia Keiper, paraeducator at MMS, $12.00 per hour, effective March 11.

Transfers: Dawn Swenson, from computer lab at GBR to secretary at GBR, effective May 28.

Resignations: Brett Flemmer, 6th grade math and ELA teacher at MMS, effective the end of the 2018-19 school year; Carli Flemmer, ELA at MHS, effective the end of the 2018-19 school year; Emily Rames, special education case manager at LBW, effective the end of the 2018-19 school year; RiAnna Kalovsky, paraeducator at MMS, effective the end of the 2018-19 school year; Vicki Musselman, secretary at GBR, effective May 28; Diann Murtha, food service manager at GBR, effective March 4; Cassondra Grogan, art teacher and academic evaluator, effective March 4.

New Hires: Marty Royston, MCTEA ADBC instructor, $44,000 per year, effective August 2019.

Other business
  • Consider the approval of a bid for the MTI Oak Room/Commons Stage Project.
  • Declare multiple items from the MCTEA automotive program as surplus.
  • Consider an executive session regarding personnel.
  • Consider a motion resulting from the executive session.
  • Hear board member and superintendent reports, and public commentary.
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