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Neillsville School Board Approves Contract for Building Projects

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 -- 10:00 AM


The Neillsville School Board approved a contract for building projects.

The Board approved the contract from Wendel Architecture for the architectural and engineering work for the building projects as presented. The Board also approved the January operational plan and calendar as presented, approved the budget modifications for the 2021-2022 school year as presented, approved the early graduation request for a student as presented, and approved the Christmas tree light donations from Paul Drescher and Clint Urban.

In employment matters, the Board approved the resignation of Timothy Luchterhand from his custodian position effective December 9th as presented, approved the resignation of Joe Bethea from his high school coaching position as presented, approved the resignation of Jodi Stokdyk from her junior prom advisor position, and approved the retirement of Kelly McGraw from her custodian position effective January 6th as presented.

The Board also approved the hiring of Kate Mueller as a teaching assistant as presented, approved the hiring of Kelsey Klein as a special education teacher as presented, and approved the hiring of Cody Friemoth as the assistant boys’ wrestling coach.

They also approved the Memorandum of Understanding for Krista Rueth as presented. The Board also approved the wage increase for Rhonda Pernsteiner as presented and approved the support staff wage matrix changes as presented. The Board also approved the initial adoption of Policy ID, IE, IGBB, IKD, IKEC, and JEC as presented.

The Board also heard the Administrators’ Reports. Elementary Principal Marcy Kunze reported on attendance, PBIS character traits, instruction progress monitoring, field trips, winter concerts, partnering with high school students, teachers observing teachers, holiday food drive, United Way grant and toys for tots, elementary student council, and a thank you card.

Middle School Principal Kory Poeschel reported on attendance, PBIS character trait of the month, chorus and band concerts, academic elective classes, ELA classes, 6 th grade decorating, internet safety, WCCN partnership, guest speakers, middle school sports, Mrs. Gehrke’s virtual presentation, winter break celebration, Crystal Apple Awards program, and the annual give and take tree.

High School Craig Anderson reported on attendance, high school music updates, Schuster Park holiday light project, High Quiz Bowl team, and Friends of Rachel update.

Finally, District Administrator John Gaier reported on thank you cards, Deanna Heiman’s 20 years of service, Neillsville social media report card, a WisPolitics article regarding a $110 million investment in education, a letter from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, a list of apps kids are using for parents, an Education Week article regarding school shootings, and a letter from Thomas Harnisch.

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