The USD 410 Board of Education met on Monday, March 8 for their March meeting.
Superintendent Max Heinrichs said, “If you look at the numbers, we have been at zero [COVID-19 case] since last Thursday. The nice thing is that with the help of Eric Driggers, Hesston Pharmacy and the county [health department] all of our teachers, will be able to have gotten the shot if they wanted it. I would recommend we go back to face to face learning.”
The elementary school has been doing full day face to face learning the entire time, but the middle and high school have been doing a hybrid learning option for several months now. While there is still a remote option for all grades, the option for all to attend for the full day will now be offered for both HES and HMHS beginning after spring break on Monday, March 22.
The board unanimously approved this recommendation.
Heinrichs announced a project designed to complete the upgrading of the wireless access at USD 410. The proposal included HES and HMHS upgrades with e-rate funds covering 70% of the cost.
“We need approval to purchase access points, mounting kits, and access point management licensing, switches, power supplies, expansion modules for this project contingent upon the approval of our e-rate funding. Bids for this project ranged from $52,961 to $110,000,” said Heinrichs.
This was approved.
Several teaching contracts and supplemental contracts were also approved. They were as follows:
Megan Stevens as Preschool HES Classroom Teacher for 2021-22 school year
Rebecca Kaufman as 2nd Grade HES Classroom Teacher for 2021-22 school year
Alyssa Kroeker – MS Math HMHS – Classroom Teacher for 2021-22 school year
Bailey Kaufman – HS English HMHS – Classroom Teacher for 2021-22 school year
Tyler Clements – MS Science HMHS – Classroom Teacher for 2021-22 school year
Susan Saunders as HMHS Assistant Track Coach
The board also:
n heard an annual report from and met new Director of the Marion County Special Education Cooperative Kara Spittles.
n accepted donations from various organizations