USD 410 board thanks HHS administrators

On behalf of Unified School District 410 Board of Education, President Rod Koons presented plaques to administrators Dale Honeck and Max Heinrichs for their years of service at Monday?s regular meeting. ?We appreciate the past and are excited by the future,? Koons said about their work. He presented a plaque to Honeck, who will retire June as principal of Hillsboro High School after eights year with the district.

?I can truly say you have had a passion for kids,? Koons said to Honeck.

?This has been a great place to work,? Honeck said. ?It?s good to know Max will be taking over.?

Heinrichs, who will assume the principalship for 2008-09, was recognized by the state for 25 years of service in education.

In other matters, the board gave its consensus to charge $1,000 for out-of-the-district use of the mobile bleachers.

Keith Goossen, director of maintenance and transportation, compiled the charges based on costs for transport, setup and return of the bleachers within a 60-mile radius.

Goossen reported the city will help surface the alley east of the high school and the alley west of the elementary school. He also said some water got in the high school building following the recent rains.

Superintendent Doug Hux?man told the board that construction on the facilities is pro?ceed?ing on schedule and substantial completion should be in place by the time school starts.

After meeting about 50 minutes in executive session, the board:

  • accepted Kay Carlson?s resignation, effective June 30.

  • issued a custodial contract to Carlson with a reduced number of days for the 2008-09 school year. Because of KPERs, she is limited to earning $20,000 annually from the district.

  • approved issuing of classified contracts with a 2.1 percent increase to staff paid hourly wages.

    They will also receive a defined benefit contribution of $310 per month through Sept. 30 and increasing to $360 per month from October to the end of each individual?s annual contract. These benefits are the single plan with a $1,000 deductible.

  • approved issuing classified contracts to Janette Brubacher and Karen Elliott with a 1.70 percent increase in salary and the same benefit contributions as listed above.

  • approved issuing 0.98 percent increase in salary to administrative staff. Their defined benefit contribution will be $690 per month through Sept. 30 and increase to $795 per month from Oct. 1 through the end of each individual?s contract. These benefits are the family plan with $1,000 deductible.

  • approved issuing contracts with a 3 percent increase to Linda Ogden, executive director of Marion County Communities in Schools, and Charles Rempel, prevention and data coordinator for MCCIS, from July 1 to Sept. 30, based on the recommendations of the MCCIS board.

    The grant that covers salaries expires at the end of September. Application has been made to renew the grant.

  • renewed contracts for Goossen and Jerry Hinerman, business manager.

    Huxman reported progress on the Brandt lawsuit against the district regarding building joint athletic facilities with Tabor College. The district court will hold a hearing on summary judgment July 14.

    ?After the judge makes a decision, we?ll see where it goes from there,? Huxman said.

Hillsboro Middle School principal Greg Brown serves as curriculum director for the district. The board approved his request to purchase curriculum for health and physical education, not to exceed $14,000, and for business, not to exceed $26,000.

The board also approved a contract for $30,0095 with Twotrees Technologies to convert the district?s network operating system from Novell to Microsoft.

?It?s a matter of reliability,? said board member Mark Rooker about the decision to switch.

Hinerman reported receiving insurance settlement for hail damage on buildings and vehicles totaling more than $123,650.

The board met in executive session to discuss acquisition of real property. No action was taken.

A special board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. June 23 at the district offices.


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