Board sets bond vote for November ballot

Emma Alderman | editor in chief

At the March board of education meeting, the board passed a motion for a bond proposition to be set for the November ballot. The motion passed with a 5-2 vote (Vopata and Conrad voting against). This bond would be for a Kindergarten through 12th grade location entirely in Alma. 

“If we have an opportunity to grow then I believe that it’s by a unified front and location,” board member Justin Frank said. 

The board then approved for Paxico Middle School to be set for sale at an asking price of $125,000. There was no opposition to this motion and a no-education competition clause was set with this motion. 

In terms of employment, the board extended principal Kephart, principal Oliver and principal Hutley’s contracts. They also accepted the resignations of David Amer as the District Health Liaison/WHS Spanish Teacher and Brooke Janssen as Alma Elementary School 5th grade teacher. 

In her letter of resignation, Janssen thanked the district for helping her build her foundation as an educator. In his letter of resignation, Amer stated that he was thankful for the support and leadership provided to him during his time in the district. 

The board approved Sarah Eckstein as the Mental Health Liaison for the 2022-2023 school year.

The next board meeting is scheduled for April 11.

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