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Paynesville Press - October 4, 2006

School board approves superintendent's
goals for the 2006-07 school year.

The Paynesville Area School Board took the following actions at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

•The board approved a proposed 2006 property tax levy for the school district of $1,578,692.62. The maximum proposed levy is $121,929 more than last year, when the district levy was $1,456,764. The proposed levy will be the subject of a truth-in-taxation hearing in December, after which the board will adopt a final levy for 2007. (See story on page 1.)

•The board tabled approval of the parent-athlete handbook and will form a committee to discuss recent issues. Definitions of students' probations from extra-cirrcular activities due to unsatisfactory grades will be decided by the committee.

•The board approved superintendent Todd Burlingame's goals for the 2006-07 school year. Burlingame's five goals include: learning more about school finances and keeping the district fiscally sound; recommitting to public relations; assisting administrators and the board in reaching the District Improvement Goals; recognizing students, staff, board members, parents, administrators, and community members for their efforts in education; and continuing to evaluate principals, other administrators, and district office staff.

•The board approved the following teacher lane changes: Chad Campbell, MA to MA15; Sue Currens, BA90 to MA30; Ron Fuchs, BA15 to BA30; Gregg Kapsner, BA to BA15; Alycia Long, BA75 to BA90; Todd Spanier, BA15 to MA; Jeanne Virant, BA75 to BA90; and Barb Werlinger, BA75 to BA90.

•The board approved an employee assignment for Heather Anderson as a high school student council advisor, replacing Diane Seegers-Kyle. Anderson replaced Seegers-Kyle as a chemical health counselor at the secondary school this year.

•The board approved the resignation of Dave Mutschelknaus as a middle school student council advisor.

•The board approved an employee assignment for Kelli Woehler as a middle school student council advisor.

•The board approved hiring Randi Ampe as an assistant for Bulldog Kid's Club, effective Tuesday, Sept. 19. The board also approved hiring senior Sara Peterson as an assistant for Bulldog Kid's Club. The extra staff is needed due to the numbers in the new after-school childcare program, run by Community Ed.

•The board approved Paynesville Motor and Transfer Company, the district's busing contractor, not to use the bus's eight-way light system and stop sign at the Delwin Liebrenz residence on Highway 55. The bus can pull into a turning lane at this location, and the bus company does not feel that it can safely stop traffic on Highway 55.

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