Board approves Hillsboro School attendance plan

HILLSBORO—For the Month of February, schooling for elementary school buildings will be done face to face.

The Hillsboro Board of Education made that decision at its regular January meeting.

Students in grades sixth through 12th will still conduct their learning in a hybrid setting. The action was approved 6-0

The board will also act at a Feb. 8 board meeting on future learning deliveries. Should it alter learning plans at that meeting, changes would go in effect Feb. 15.

In other news, the Hillsboro School District accepted an $85,050 contribution from Enel Green Power NA, Inc.

The payment is the second one of 10 annual contributions from the Enel Green Power Diamond Vista wind project. The funds were placed in the district’s gift and grant fund line, giving the BOE flexibility into how such funds would be used. The board voted 6-0 in favor of accepting the funds.


•Mark Rooker will serve as board president, and Rod Koons will serve as board vice president for 2021

•Bob Woelk, Hillsboro High English/language arts instructor, student council adviser, tennis coach and scholar’s bowl coach, will retire at the end of this year.

•Eleanor Jost, Hillsboro Elementary kindergarten instructo,r will retire at the end of the school year

•Debbie Dick, Hillsboro Elementary third grade teacher, will retire at the end of the school year.

•Darlene Bartel, middle school science instructor, assistant volleyball coach and middle school scholar’s bowl coach, will retire at the end of the year.

•Sherlyn Hill, a bus driver, resigned her position with the school district on Dec. 18.

•The board renewed superintendent Max Heinrichs’s contract through June 30, 2023

•The board approved a supplemental contract, hiring John Hein as a middle school assistant wrestling coach.

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