The Fillmore Central School Board reviewed the blueprint for the storage shed/garage building that is to be built by the Harmony Community Center at their regular March 28 meeting. Space of 9,940 square feet will be needed to construct the building which will have storage space for the football equipment and several garage stalls, including one drive-through bay.
Patty Heminover from Springsted addressed the board concerning the bond sale to refund the OPEB bonds. “A lot of work went into this on our end and on the school district side,” she said. Earlier that day, competitive bids were accepted with the winning bid going to Northland Security. Heminover informed the board of a $17,000 savings for the district’s debt service that the sale will provide. The board approved the resolution authorizing the bond sale to refund the OPEB bonds.
“They represented us very well,” Principal Heath Olstad said about the high school choir and band’s performances in the large group music contest on March 13.
The seniors will be leaving on their class trip on April 6 and returning on April 15. Principal Olstad thanked the students, their parents, and the community for raising the support needed for the trip.
Dean of Students Chris Mensink congratulated Kiera Olson for receiving the female state AAA award. Kiera is the first Fillmore Central student to advance that far. He also congratulated Brady Ristau on being chosen as a state ExCEL award winner.
The Title I spring family night was scheduled to take place on March 30 but was canceled due to the low number of registrations.
The resignations of paraprofessional Kelly Biel, early childhood educator Tonya Keim, and custodian Addy Eiken were accepted. The board also approved the resignation of Alan LeFleur as an assistant wrestling coach with thanks for his 16 years of coaching.
The contracts of non-tenured teachers Connie Lindstrom and Courtney Matzek were terminated.
The hirings of Kayla Duxbury as the lead float teacher in the daycare program, Melissa Herron and Heidi Kingsley as SAC leads for the summer, Traci Assmus as an elementary paraprofessional, and Anita Clark and Peyton Breitsprecher as custodians and Aaron Janssen for the district’s summer technology needs were approved by the board.
Sam Martin, Jennifer Lindstrom, Shelley Wahl, Heather Shupe, and Jolene Glaesemann were hired as extended school year paraprofessionals for the summer months.
Heather Stockdale’s hours were increased from 25 hours per week to 40 hours per week to allow her to work as the Youth Enrichment Coordinator and as an assistant to Angi Kaase.
The board reviewed and approved a quote from Rochester Restaurant Supply for the purchase of a commercial gas range in the kitchen in Harmony to replace the current one. The new range will cost $3,675.
Superintendent Richard Keith was approved as the Minnesota Department of Education’s identified official with authority to authorize user access to MDE secure websites for Fillmore Central.
The next Fillmore Central School Board meeting will be held on April 25 at 6:30 p.m.