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5/19/2017 11:12:00 AM
Highland board reorganizes, approves staff plan
J. Patrick Reilly

With district administrator Nancy Hendrickson attending the meeting through technology, the Highland School Board reorganized at their monthly meeting.
Elections went as follows:
President-Mike Dreischmeier
Vice-President-Ken Esser
Clerk-Andi Benish
Treasurer-Todd Michek
Committee Assignments:
Finance-Michek (chair), Dreischmeier, Esser, (Benish alt)
Policy-Benish (chair) Drury, Biba, (Dreischmeier alt)
Building and Grounds-Esser (chair), James, Drury (Deischmeier alt)
Negotiations-Dreischmeier (chair), Esser, Biba (James alt)
WASB Delegate-Brent Drury
CESA #3 Delegate-pending
Hendrickson told the board the meeting with the Charter School Governance Council has resulted in an agreement that retains charter school status through 2022. The board accepted the agreement.
The board approved an early enrollment request for a 4K student. Principal Josh Tarrell said all screening has been completed and a formal letter has been received. The board approved the request per Tarrell's recommendation.
The board approved open enrollment requests that shows eight students coming in and eight leaving the district. The total so far this year is 28 in and 23 out.
Hendrickson discussed the state budget and has no definite news yet on how it will affect Highland. She did say that this budget looks more positive for education.
She also said she does not think the state insurance self funding plan will be approved.
The Federal Government is looking at changing the Federal Food Program which could result in some fee changes.
Hendrickson said the insurance co-op through CESA #3 has sent out a request for bids on a three year program. WPS, Unit and the Trust Fund are all looking at bidding. There are nine schools presently in the co-op and three more may join....
see the rest of the story in the May 18 Chronicle issue.

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