The Mitchell Board of Education is expected to continue its review of plans for reopening the school for in-person classes for the 2020-21 school year at its next meeting.

The board is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10 in the Mitchell Career & Technical Education Academy Commons.

The board has been making preparations in anticipation of students returning to in-person classes following the move to a remote learning format last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced the shuttering of many businesses, government offices and schools across the country earlier this year.

Among the documents the board is expected to review are the student services return to school protocols, reopening phases based on pandemic level, the Getting Back to School FAQ and the extracurricular activities plan for the fall of 2020.

Joe Graves, superintendent for the Mitchell School District, notes in the agenda that the board will review those documents and may choose to approve them, with or without revisions, or may simply allow them to stand as issued from the office of the superintendent.

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Those in attendance at the meeting are asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Other business

Also on the agenda, the board is expected to:

  • Approve the revision of Mitchell Technical College board policy 991, graduation requirements on first reading.

  • Approve a bid for the MTC used digger derrick truck.

  • Approve successful bids for the MTC house materials.

  • Appoint members of the board to school board committees for the 2020-21 school year.

  • Approve the high school handbook for the 2020-21 school year.

  • Approve the tentative agreement with the Mitchell Education Association for the 2020-23 master agreement.

  • Approve compensation increases for K-12 administrators for the 2020-21 school year.

  • Hold a public hearing on a waiver to allow high school credit for Algebra I, Spanish I, Geography and Civics and to approve such a waiver.

Personnel

The board is expected to approve the following personnel moves:

  • The new certified hire of Kylee Auch, 0.5 Title I at L.B. Williams Elementary, $22,000, effective for the 2020-21 school year.

  • The new classified hires of Noel Ahlers, administrative assistant, $13, effective Aug. 4; Bethan Amundson, volunteer assistant marching band, $1, effective 2020-21 school year; Tierra Nightpipe, paraeducator at Mitchell High School, $11.30, effective Aug. 19; Laura Starr, special education paraeducator, Longfellow Elementary, effective Aug. 4; Taramee Paulson, special education paraeducator at L.B. Williams Elementary, effective Aug. 19; Angela Putnam, paraeducator at the PACT Program, $12, effective Aug. 17; Lynne Winnie, special education paraeducator at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, $11.26, effective Aug. 19; Rowan Byrd, paraeducator at L.B. Williams Elementary, $11.26, effective Aug. 12; Beth Schneider, middle school robotics advisor, $1, effective 2020-21 school year and Kayla Honbach, general food service worker, $12.75, effective Aug. 13.

  • The transfer of Lisa Vermeulen, special education paraeducator at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary to computer aide at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, effective 2020-21 school year.

  • The sixth-class assignments of Nikki Rodas, 2(1/semester); Stephanie Tyler, 2(1/semester); Becky Anderson, 2(1/semester) and Kristina Starr, 2(1/semester). All assignments are effective for the 2020-21 school year.

  • The resignations of Destiny Wolbrink, computer aide at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, effective 2020-21 school year; Dawn Bult, paraeducator at L.B. Williams Elementary, effective 2020-21 school year and Beth Schmidt, paraeducator at L.B. Williams Elementary, effective July 16.

  • The Mitchell Technical College wage adjustment of Christopher Hass, $13.50 to $14.50, effective July 1.

  • The Mitchell Technical College hires of Janet Nicolas, fall 2020 BUS101 online and BUS120 online, $4,500/semester; Jenna Vavra, fall 2020 AMI210, $3,000; Sarah Delany, 2020-21 MTC SLPA adjunct, $3000/semester; Kari Gosmire, 2020-21 MTC SLPA adjunct, $3,000/semester and Angie Hanson, 2020-21 MTC SLPA adjunct, $3000/semester. All hires are effective from Aug. 24.