By Dan Bechtold, Editor
An expanded head lice policy was approved by the Winner School Board at Monday’s meeting.
The policy is based on recommendations of the National Association of School Nurses, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center of Disease Control and S.D. Department of Health.
The policy says the school district will conduct at least four head checks per year for all students.
Parents/guardians will be informed by mail or School Reach anytime school administration feels there is an abnormal amount of infestations detected during the head lice checks.
The board approved the extracurricular contract for Kevin Keiser as middle school track coach.
The contract with Randy Kludt for mowing school grounds during the summer was approved. The total package is $9,430.
The board approved the contract with Schoenfish and Co., Parkston to do the 2014-2015 school audit.
The March 9 school board meeting was moved to Monday, March 16.
The board heard reports from school administrators.
Kim DeMers, curriculum coordinator, said teachers are getting ready for the Smarter Balance test which will be given in April.
Elementary principal Brian Naasz said enrollment at the school climbed by seven students.
He said on Feb. 26 the school will celebrate 100 days of school.
Read Across America will be held on March 2 with Winner High School students coming to the school to read to students.
A 4th and 5th grade music concert will be held on March 10.
Winner High School/middle school principal Gerald Witte said the enrollment at the school is up 3 at 330 students.
He said FCCLA week activities will be held at the school and the following week FFA events will be held.
Witte told the board on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. a financial aid night will be held in the Winner Armory.
Supt. Bruce Carrier reported total enrollment in the district is at 676 students which is an increase of 11.
The superintendent went over education bills that are in the legislature.
The school board met in executive session for personnel and a student matter.
Following executive session, the school board approved several motions.
They approved offering 2015-2016 certified staff contracts as recommended by Supt. Carrier, salary and fringe benefits to be determined at a later date.
Approval was given to offer classified staff contracts with salary and fringe benefits to be determined later.
The board approved extracurricular assignments for 2015-2016 with salary to be determined at a later date.
A summer 20 day contract was approved for Wyatt DeJong and Danielle Pemberton.
The board extended Gerald Witte’s two year contract as middle school/high school principal, technology coordinator to the 2016-2017 school year. Salary and fringe benefits will be determined at a later date.
The board extended Brian Naasz’ two year contract as elementary principal/special education coordinator to the 2016-2017 school year. Salary and fringe benefits will be determined at a later date.
The board approved extending Dan Aaker’s two year contract as assistant middle school/high school principal/activities director to the 2016-2017 school year. Salary and fringe benefits will be determined at a later date.