The Paynesville Area School Board approved new job descriptions for all district employees at their meeting on Tuesday, July 27.
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Paynesville Press - August 4, 2004

School employees get updated job descriptions

By Michael Jacobson

The Paynesville Area School Board took the following actions at their meeting on Tuesday, July 27.

*The board approved new job descriptions for all district employees. The job descriptions started with written explanations by the employees themselves and were put into a common form by supervisors.

The job descriptions are the first step in a district-wide pay equity study that the district is doing again. The next step is to apply points to each job description and then to compare how jobs are compensated. When finished, the district plans to update some of the job descriptions each year to keep them all current.

*The board set a special meeting for its yearly planning meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. in the elementary media center.

*The board approved changing its meeting schedule for December. Instead of meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays (Dec. 14 and Dec. 28), as they would usually meet, the board agreed to meet on the first and third Tuesdays that month. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, the board set its truth-in-taxation hearing (though this could still be cancelled) at 7 p.m. with its regular board meeting starting at 8 p.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 21, the board will meet at 2 p.m. in the media center at the middle school in order to hear from the student advisory committees.

*The board approved hiring Ted Nett as a special education teacher for the 2004-05 school year.

*The board approved a retirement request from agriculture teacher Bill Ryan, also granting him early retirement. Ryan, who taught for 28 years in the district, since 1976, was recently notified that he qualified for full disability benefits from the VeteranŐs Administration.

*The board approved a continued child care leave for instructional assistant Romelle Hentges, through March 2005, as provided by their contract, but the board denied granting her general leave through the end of the 2004-05 school year, following its past practice of not granting general leaves to instructional assistants.

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