USD 410 board discusses goals and classification

USD 410 Board of Education took care of its business agenda in less than 45 minutes at its regular meeting Oct. 9.

Following a break for pizza, the board then met to set goals for the district.

Superintendent Max Heinrichs reviewed 20th-day enrollment numbers with 281 in Hillsboro Elementary School, 136 in Hillsboro Middle School and 152 for Hillsboro High School.

Heinrichs also discussed projected numbers for KSHSAA classifications. In 2018, HHS football will be classified as 1A, with enrollment based on ninth through 11th grades. The two smallest classes are grade 10 at 29 and grade 11 at 35. All other sports will at 2A that year.

Heinrichs said he sees football at the 2A classification 10 years out.

“I’d be more and willing to listen to anybody (about the numbers),” Heinrichs said, adding that board members should tell patrons to contact him if they have questions.

Heinrichs also reported that 48 HHS students are enrolled in TEEN online courses taught via the Canvas Learning Management system for fall.

“The TEEN Virtual Academy enrollment has remained steady,” he said. “The majority of the students are from within our districts or were returning out-of-district students from 2016-17.”

Heinrichs also issued an invitation to board members to attend the KASB Annual Convention Dec. 1-3.

After meeting in executive session, the approved the following personnel changes:

• resignations by Molly Wiebe Faber as assistant for the Hillsboro High School musical and Jeff Haslett as basketball coach for Hillsboro Middle School boys.

• a classified hire of Elizabeth Martin as coordinator for the Walking School Bus at an hourly rate at $9.

• supplemental contracts for Terry Bebermeyer assistant for HHS musical at .75 FTE, Marilyn Bartel as sponsor for HMHS Chess Club, Seth Shields as HHS wrestling assistant coach, Jesse Allen as HMS boys basketball head coach, Harry Faber as HMS boys basketball assistant coach, Stacie Myers as HMS girls basketball head coach and Kyle Kroeker as HHS boys basketball assistant coach.

Board members Jim Paulus and Tim Kaufman were absent from the meeting.