At the June 27 Fillmore Central School Board meeting, Superintendent Health Olstad updated the board on the spring sports season, noting that it went “amazingly well.” There’s a lot going on with summer rec and summer school right now. Over 100 students are participating in Strength and Agility.
Logan Corson and Abagail Palkowski were hired as elementary teachers, Kayla Koch as the Fillmore Central FFA Advisor, MaryBeth Ostrom as a summer rec coach, Sonia Bockoven as the ECFE parent educator, Genevieve Tarrence as a teacher assistant for the daycare, Jolene Glaseman for the Extended School Year program, Taryn Cherrier and Nancy Broadwater for special education services for Strength and Agility, Kelsey Woellert as a summer special education teacher, Emma Breitsprecher and Lisa Hadland as van drivers during July, Joni Mehus as high school English teacher, Katie Reistroffer as SAC co-coordinator, Hope Sexton as the 8th grade volleyball coach, and Abby Palkowski as the 7th grade volleyball coach. Resignations were accepted from SPED para Karen Skretta, One Block at a Time teachers Ashley Himli and Brianna Deo, and head dance coach Ashley Himli.
Darla Ebner reviewed the changes from last year to the 2023-24 school year budget. She noted that the numbers are tentative as legislature has not released its numbers yet. The budget was approved.
The K-6, 7-12, Faculty, Paraprofessional, and Coaches handbooks along with the restrictive procedures policy for the 2023-24 school year were reviewed. All changes were minor with things such as mask mandates, audiovisual materials checkout, etc. being removed. The first reading of the handbooks and policy were approved.
A contract with Harmony Transit was approved for the next two school years pending some language changes and review in the contract. The student activity fees, admission fees, and sport season pass costs for the upcoming school year were approved with no changes. A quote from First Dakota Indemnity for the district’s workers compensation was accepted. A contract with Taher Food Service was approved for the upcoming school year.
Heath Olstad was designated as the Local Education Agency Representative and Homeless Liaison for federal programs.
The district’s memberships with the MSBA or Minnesota School Board Association, SSC or Southeast Service Cooperative, and MREA or Minnesota Rural Education Association were renewed.
The substitute pay for teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, and custodians were approved with no changes as was payroll policy and the number of days a substitute can work before being placed on the salary schedule.
A June 30 check run to reduce year-end accounts payable items was approved. A resolution certifying the population estimate for the district was approved.
The next Fillmore Central school board meeting will be held on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harmony meeting room.