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School board to determine process, timeline for Aadland's replacement

After accepting the position as the new activities director, Cory Aadland will be stepping down as a school board member, pending approval at Monday's school board meeting.

After accepting the position as the new activities director, Cory Aadland will be stepping down as a school board member, pending approval at Monday's school board meeting.

Aadland's resignation will be one of the topics discussed Monday during the Mitchell Board of Education meeting at 5 p.m. at the Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy.

Aadland, 34, is set to start his job as activities director on July 1, pending Mitchell Board of Education approval. The board will need to find a replacement to serve out the remainder of Aadland's term, which ends July 2017.

At the meeting, the board will determine a process and timeline for naming Aadland's successor, as well as draft an application form for prospective candidates.

According to an announcement printed in The Daily Republic, individuals interested in serving out Aadland's term may submit an application no later than June 22. It also states that during the board meeting on June 27, a candidate will be chosen in an open session and will be seated on the board as the first item of business.

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Personnel

As part of a consent agenda that includes board minutes, claims and open enrollment, the board will consider the following personnel items:

• New hire (classified): Lisa Beck, middle school yearbook compensation, $1,010, effective Aug. 23; Cory Aadland, activities director, $75,000, effective July 1, 2017.

• Transfers: Renea Schoenfelder, music, effective Aug. 23.

• Resignation: Taylor Schramm, part-time computer aide position, effective Aug. 23; Diane Syring, senior high food service, effective Aug. 23; Sarah Timmer, girls basketball junior and freshman coach, effective Aug. 23; Jessica Olson, food service at Longfellow Elementary, effective Aug. 23 (pending suitable replacement).

Other business

In other regular business, the board will consider:

• Accepting auction bids on Mitchell Technical Institute's site house and shop house. The first bid is from John and Megan Kippes for the site house totaling $295,000. The second bid from Travis and Hillary Tjeerdsma for the shop house totals $125,000.

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• Declaring surplus property from MTI for six items. The items include a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, a 1995 International Truck, two Kohler Power Systems generators and two 2001 Dorsey van trailers.

• Reviewing and revising the MTI Board policies in sections 400 to 600. Each summer, the Board reviews and revises three sections of board policies such that the entire MTI board book is reviewed every four years.

• Reviewing and revising the K-12 Board policies in sections 400 to 600. Each summer, the Board reviews and/or revises three sections of board policies such that the entire K-12 board book is reviewed every four years.

• Approving a comprehensive special education plan for the 2016-17 school year. School districts are required to have a comprehensive special education plan in place to meet the educational needs of students who qualify for special education services. Tracy Christensen, special services director, developed the 2016-17 proposed plan.

• Approving a request for a proposal for Prime Food Vendor for the 2016-17 school year.This company will be the main vendor for food products. There are four categories to score and a final selection will be made to choose the successful company.

• Approving a request for a proposal for Prime Dairy Vendor for the 2016-17 school year.This company will be the main vendor for dairy products. Dean Foods Inc., formerly Land o' Lakes, of Sioux Falls, was the only company to submit bid numbers. The dairy costs will remain the same for the 2016-17 school year as they were in 2015-16.

• Reviewing the general, capital outlay, special education and pension funds for the 2016-17 school year. This includes a detailed look at the projected revenues and expenses for each of these funds for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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