Junior/Senior High Prinicipal Al Vasher is pleased to note that students, as well as staff are making adjustments to the changes. He observed that staff is setting a high level of expectations and instruction within their disciplines and classes. Mrs. Duncan's Environmental Science class has done some landscaping which is a great illustration of quality service learning by these students and staff. There are two new German foreign exchange students attending MMC this year.
One of the issues facing the newly formed Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board was the decision not to grant early retirement for the current year. Each year the board has the right to make that decision.
There are eight staff members who would qualify for early retirement. The board balanced out possible savings verses the exit of many fine experienced instructors. They are hoping these individuals will stay rather than retire.
Superintendent Jan Brandhorst noted the gym floor should be sanded and sealed this week. Custodians will have to spend some extra hours or hire extra help to clean up all the dust before epoxy is put down. Hopefully, by Oct.1, the floor will be done and bleachers set in.
The weight room is still in need of having cameras set in as well as electronic locks. A couple of bids have been received and work will go forth shortly.
The board also approved the idea of Remsen-Union joining the War Eagle Conference next year, along with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.
In other new business, the new board approved Rachel Homes as board president, Karla Prunty as vice president, Becky Sand as board secretary, Jodi Mongan as board treasurer, Tom Whorley as board's attorney, Valley Bank and Trust, First Trust and Savings Bank and Farmers State Bank along with Bankers Trust serve as depositories, Tritz-Rhodes will serve as curriculum coordinator, the two principals and Joanne Petersen will serve as the districts Child Abuse Investigators.
A contract was approved for Penny Pingrey to serve as drama director .