USD 410 recognizes 2 retiring teachers

USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs presents USD 410 plaques to Len Coryea
USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs presents USD 410 plaques to Len Coryea
Two long-time teachers were recognized at USD 410 Board of Education’s regular meeting May 10.

Len Coryea, who has taught for 31 years, and Terry Bebermeyer, who has taught 26, will retire at the end of this school year.

As he handed each an award plaque, Superin­tendent Max Heinrichs publicly thanked them for their faithful investment in students. Doug Dick, who also is retiring, was unable to attend the meeting and will be recognized at another time, Heinrich added.

Director David Sheppard reported that the Marion County Special Education Cooperative serves 400 students—pre-school through high-school age—including 128 from USD 410.

Sheppard also reviewed progress on Project SEARCH, a partnership with Tabor College that will provide job training for young adults with disabilities. He said Rob Haude will serve as instructor and coordinator for the program, and the interns—two of the four will be from this area—will participate in job shadowing opportunities to be established in seven work site locations.

Susie Kliewer, director of Parents as Teachers, told the board that 63 families in Marion County are involved with PAT, which works with children 36 months and younger. She added that 37 families are on the waiting list.

Kliewer highlighted revisions to the PAT policy manual that are necessary because of changes in funding for the organization. The board will approve those changes next month.

Heinrichs notified the board about changes in the building handbooks. Next month, Heinrichs said, principals Clint Corby and Evan Yoder will attend the meeting to answer questions before the board votes to approve the updated handbooks.

Other business

In other business, the board:

• approved an out-of-state trip for Kyla Isaac, an eighth-grader at Hillsboro Middle/High School, who has qualified for the National History Day competition in College Park, Md., held June 11-15. She will be traveling with a parent or family and all costs will be covered through fundraising and parent/family contributions.

Kaylene Mueller will attend as their sponsor.

• approved a memorandum of understanding with city, county and judicial officials, required by the state of Kansas, that agrees to “the mutually shared goal of protecting our students, staff and the public.”

• approved HMHS restroom remodel bid by Jant­zen Construction for $29,446.

• heard about projected vehicle budgeted purchases for 2017-18 of a 47-passenger bus for $85,000 and a sports utility vehicle for $40,000.

• after meeting in executive session, approved a contract for Jill Siebert as Hillsboro Elementary School music/art teacher and a classified hire of Tricia Williamson for summer painting at her current hourly rate.

• heard an update on the state budget from Heinrichs.

• received invitations to the End of the Year Celebration from 5-7 p.m. May 18 and graduation at 4 p.m. May 20 at the Joel Wiens Stadium.

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At a special meeting May 15, the USD 410 Board of Education met in executive session for personnel and voted unanimously on the following:

• approved Bob Welk’s resignation from the HHS yearbook supplemental position for the 2017-18 school year.

• approved 2017-18 contracts for Dakota Tannahill as kindergarten teacher, Emily Dalke as fourth grade teacher, and Jessica Bowman as grades seven to 12 English teacher.

• approved 2017-18 supplemental contracts for Bowman as sponsor for HHS yearbook and National Honor Society, and Woelk as HHS forensics sponsor.

• approved 2017-18 classified hire for Holly Dalke as HMHS academic skills coordinator at $14 per hour.

USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs presents USD 410 plaques to Terry Bebermeyer for 26 years.
USD 410 Superintendent Max Heinrichs presents USD 410 plaques to Terry Bebermeyer for 26 years.
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