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March Board News
Kerry Herdes
Thursday, March 18, 2021

South Central CUSD 401 Board Actions

March 17, 2021

  •  The Board approved the minutes, bills, and treasurer’s report.

  • The Board heard a report from Farnworth Architect Firm.

  • The Board heard a preview of the 2021-2022 school calendar, nothing finalized as of now.

  • The Board approved having 1st Agency as the district's student insurance for the 2021-2022 school year.

  • The Board approved AIG as the district’s catastrophic insurance carrier.

  • The Board approved Glass & Shuffett to complete the district's 2020-2021 audit.

  • The Board approved donations to Kinmundy Lions Field in the amount of $1200, Farina Ball Field for $600, and Kinmundy Sports Complex for $1200. Basically this boils down to $600 per season of use.

  • The Board heard from district principals and superintendent regarding the testing window for this spring. The Board also heard from the superintendent regarding possible future roof work and how the 2nd allotment of ESSER grant funding can be spent. The additional funding could help the district especially since the evidence based funding model has not provided any increase for the last 3 years. By law that was passed in 2017 EBF should have provided around $600,000 in additional funding to the district for programs. This could help with that shortfall.

  • The Board approved an FMLA to Erica Fox starting 1/13/21.

  • The Board approved a leave of absence for Olivia Ball and Breanne Swartzlander.

  • The Board approved a letter of resignation from Michelle Hawkins as Scholar Bowl Coach and Academic Challenge sponsor.

  • The Board approved Lauren Lotz and Andrew Steininger Co-Head SCMS Track coaches.

  • The Board approved Trent Geiler and Kevin Barry as volunteer SCHS baseball coaches.

  • The Board approved a letter of resignation from Dakota Koehnke as a SCHS teacher, and SCMS baseball and basketball coach.

  • The Board granted tenure to the following staff: Kristi Blomberg, T.J. Bolin, and Ted Kerner.

  • The Board accepted an amended retirement date from Kim Cousineau effective July 31, 2021.