The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board accepted several resignations at their meeting on May 19th, after approving some contracts for the coming school year. All of the classified staff will receive their contracts with the exception of the cooks, as some hours will be cut with the new kitchen on -site. The contracts were for eight aides, six bus drivers, four custodians, and three secretaries.
The board approved the hiring of Kimberly Presthus as a 7-12 science instructor; Michael Smit as an assistant football coach; Ashley Ruehle as 7-12 English instructor; Jan Nieuwenhuis as full-time elemenatry instructor; Sherree Lehnhoff as six-tenths K-1 instructor and four-tenths Begindergarten teacher. The pay for begindergarten portion comes from 80 percent of the parent's tutuition.
Nine resignations were accepted - Margie Erdmann as wrestling cheerleader sponsor; Karla Prunty as football cheerleader sponsor; Jodi Mongan as junior high track coach; Eileen Chapman as elementary instructor, as she is retiring, Mary Ann Ruden as science instructor, as she is moving to Hinton; LeAnn Patton as middle school math as she is going to Aurelia; Roberta Pottembaum as art instructor will be going to Orange City, Lisa Johnson was middle school teacher and aide Susan Herren.
The board approved a contract for mowing at the Cleghorn site for Langdon Petersen for 20 hours a week at $8.25.
Chris Bush explained to the board about a bowling team league form with students competing with other teams from various communities in Le Mars. Even though the team is not school sponsored they are using the MMC Eagles as their team's name and logo. They just completed their second year.
The board is having Superintendent Jan Brandhorst look into what is available for a special education van.
The board approved of allowing Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn to join the War Eagle conference.
The board toured the new addition after the meeting. Many finishing touches are coming together. It was undetermined how they would move the middle school books and so forth to Marcus. It was undecided as to whether to use students or hire some extra help.