After tabling the issue at its last board meeting, the Clintonville School Board approved four ag classes for the 2015-16 school year.
The approval was unanimous at the board meeting, Monday, Feb. 23. The four ag classes include: ag processing, veterinary science, dairy science, and genetics. Students will be able to use these classes to satisfy science credit requirements.
Board member Jim Schultz led the objection of approval at the board’s Feb. 9 meeting. At that meeting he said he was in favor of the idea, but he wanted representatives from the high school’s science department to be consults before the board voted on the matter.
Since that meeting, representatives of the science department were consulted.
Prior to the vote at the Feb. 23 meeting, Schultz thanked the administration for meeting with the science department.
“Apparently they had a really productive meeting. The science department was very pleased with the way things went. I’m very excited about the whole process,” Schultz said.
Hires & resignation
The board unanimously approved the following extra-curricular hires: Andrea Justman as high school softball assistant coach, Jim Ash as high school track assistant coach, Katlin Dilge as eighth grade middle school volleyball coach, Kayla Lautenschlager as seventh grade middle school volleyball coach, and Ben Smejkal as middle school football coach.
The hires were effective immediately.
The board unanimously approved the resignation of Sandy Fischer from her high school Para I and district sub caller positions for the purpose of retirement. It will be effective April 15.
The board unanimously approved the bid of $12,862 from Baraboo Tent and Awning to replace two canopies at Clintonville High School.
A bid was also submitted by Gallager Tent and Awning in Madison. That bid was for $16,825.
The board was told the current canopies have worn out.
The board formally recognized the students who participated in the Clintonville Middle School Spelling Bee on Feb. 2, as well as the contributions of Kevin Godfrey as moderator, and Joanne Reimer and Chris Van Hoof as judges for the competition.
The board also recognized 6th grade student Kelli Smith for her hard work, conduct and sportsmanship in the CESA 8 Regional Spelling Bee competition that was hosted by Clintonville on Feb. 9. The contributions of Van Hoof as pronouncer, and Reimer and Nancy Brewer as judges for the competition were also recognized.
The board unanimously approved the second readings of revisions to the following policies: Policy #5110 – Attendance; Exhibit #3541.43 – Advance request for district vehicle use; and Policy #4119.2 – Release from contracts.