USD 410 school board wraps up business quickly

USD 410 Board of Educa­tion met Monday evening and completed its agenda in less than an hour.

Superintendent Max Heinrich reviewed the 2016-17 budget, which was published Aug. 3 at its legal maximum of 61.79 mills, a decrease from 63.04 from last year.

The goal, Heinrich said, was to try and keep the mill levy flat. With additional dollars generated by the recent school equalization bill.

Bond and interest mill levy will increase by 2.706 that will generate funds to pay off a 2018-19 bond. But the mill levy for the local option budget authority was lowered by 3.99 mills.

“We are balanced and looking,” Heinrich said about the upcoming fiscal year.

In his superintendent report, Heinrich highlighted maintenance done including replacing the HVAC unit in the wrestling room at Hillsboro High School, refinishing both gym floors and repairing a water leak at Hillsboro Elementary. He said the old gym has some roof issues that will need to be addressed.

Heinrichs also reviewed opening school events, which begin this week with orientation for Hillsboro Middle/High School Wednesday, Aug. 10.

Next week will entail teacher and staff meetings through the 17th.

Meet Your Teacher Night for Hillsboro Elementary School is Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Heinrich also announced a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 18. The 2016-17 budget will be approved, and the board will meet to discuss short-term goals for Heinrich as superintendent.

The board approved an increase in a-la-carte lunch fees of 10 cents for adults and 5 cents for child visitors.

After meeting in executive session, the board approved the following:

• resignations by Doug Dick as HHS head baseball coach, Brian Allen as HHS assistant baseball coach and Tanner Lacy as bus driver for the Lehigh route.

• work agreement for Casey more as HMHS custodian for 4.25 hours and HES lunchroom aid at 1.75 hours at $9 per hour.

• contract for TEEN director Lena Kleiner with a 2 percent increase in salary and health insurance premium with a $1,000 deductible through September and a $1,300 deductible after September.

• supplemental contracts for Bob Woelk as HHS boys tennis coach, Devin Metzinger as summer weightlifting coach, Nathan Hiebert as CTE Club sponsor and Todd Weeks as HMS boys basketball coach.

Heinrichs said as of Aug. 8, supplemental openings include HHS assistant boys basketball coach, HHS assistant wrestling coach, HMS head and assistant wrestling coaches, HHS head and assistant baseball coaches and a second CTE Club sponsor.

Board members Kim Klein and Tim Kaufman were absent from the meeting.