New Hillsboro schools’ food service gets the thumbs up

After a couple of weeks school under their belts, students reported at the September 9 Hillsboro School Board meeting that they were happy with the new food service system. Appreciating the number of meal choices, principals Evan Yoder and Clint Corby echoed their statements during their quarterly principal reports.

It’s been nice to have a good selection, Yoder said. Corby reported that the number of high school students eating at school is significantly up.

Yoder explained that the Box Tops program, of which they receive generous funds, will no longer require cutting and submitting box tops from participating food products. A new phone app will be used to count box tops. He said instructions will be sent out to families so the school can still receive program’s benefits.

Board members approved building and district committees as well as out-of-state student trips.

No funding was requested by the sponsoring organizations except for the use of a school vehicle.

Staff changes included approval of Sarah Werner as USD 410 nurse, Daryl Kliewer as middle/high school custodian and bus driver, position change for Pati Funk to district office administrative assistant and accepting custodian Chery Hagen’s resignation.

Supplemental contracts were given to Darlene Bartel, middle school volleyball assistant coach; high school girls assistant tennis coach, Kathy Isaac; Holly Dalke as sophomore class sponsor; girls assistant basketball coach, Tena Loewen, and Jessica Bowman as mentor.

The October 14 board meeting will be moved to 6 p.m. to allow for the regular board meeting, a meal, and a goal setting session.

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