USD 410 makes plans to fill vacant board position

Two people have applied for the vacant USD 410 board position according to Superintendent Clint Corby. He told the board at the monthly meeting on May 8 that they have received two letters of interest regarding the position—one from Sarah Fenske and one from Ashley Kleiber.

“What other information will we have outside of the interview to help us make that decision?” asked board member Scott Winter.

“Well, it would be your prerogative if you have something else that you wanted. Do you have ideas of something else that you wanted to see?” said Corby.

“I don’t know. Normally it’s voted on, but if we are interviewing someone don’t we want resumes?” said Winter.

Board member Sara Wichert stated that none of the board members who were elected had to fill out resumes and that the candidates would also essentially be voted on just by a smaller pool.

Corby explained that he had pre-decided questions for the board members to ask as well as the letters of interest for each board member to read through. The board agreed that Corby was capable of selecting the questions for the candidates. The board also discussed that there could be no interviewing or conversations conducted outside of the open meetings.

The board decided to have candidates include their education, related knowledge and experience and any community service experience in their letter of interest so that the board could get to know the candidates better.

Candidates can express interest and apply through May 18. The board plans to interview and select an individual to fill the vacancy at the June 12 meeting. The candidate chosen will be announced at that time.

The board returned to the topic of dual sports for the previous meeting and decided not to pursue the topic in spite of interest from parents and students to allow dual sports.

In other business, the board:

n learned that Lyons will be changing leagues and no longer be a part of the Central Kansas League

n heard updates about upcoming summer projects including runways and striping at the track being redone, freezer installation at HMHS, lighting in the HMHS auditorium, rooms getting new carpet and more.

n learned that the public survey regarding the bond project survey will be available from May 9-May 19. The results will be shared at the next board meeting.

n approved Dylan Felpel’s resignation from his position as District Technology Assistant

effective April 20.

n approved Lauren Schoenberg’s resignation from her resignation as Hillsboro Elementary

School Classroom Aide effective May 2.

n approved the issuance of a contract to Andrea Fish to serve as a Hillsboro Elementary

School Second Grade Teacher for the 2023 – 2024 school year.

n approved the hiring of Roxi Klein to serve as Hillsboro Middle/High School Media Center

Aide for the 2023-2024 school year for 8 hours per day at a rate of $16.50 per hour.

n approved the hiring of Cheri Weinbrenner to serve as HES Pre School Advocate for the

2023-2024 school year for 7.5 hours per day at a rate of $15.50 per hour.

n approved the issuance of a supplemental contract to Autumn Hardey to serve as the 2023 –

2024 Hillsboro Middle School Girls’ Head Basketball Coach

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