FF School Board OKs personnel changes [UPDATED]Published 10:09am Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Updated 12:10pm Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Fergus Falls School Board announced personnel changes at their regular meeting Monday night, including:
Support staff resignations: Patti Boen, truancy interventionist/ISS supervisor, effective Dec.12; Randy Irmen, noon hour supervisor, effective Dec. 14.
Support Staff Hires: Michael Swenson, special education paraprofessional at Cleveland – effective Jan.2; Stephanie Leslie, special education paraprofessional at Cleveland, effective Jan.2; Tiffany Hanson, noon hour supervisor, effective Jan.2.
Certified Staff Resignation: Mitch Grunig, secondary teacher, effective Jan.22.
Certified Staff Retirement: Carmen Nelson, secondary art/Spanish teacher, effective April 2. The board passed a resolution during the meeting recognizing Nelson’s 35 years of service to the school district.
Board OKs changes to school policies
Minor policy changes that were approved by the school board Monday include:
• Policy 205, Open Meetings and Closed Meetings
• Policy 524, Internet Acceptable Use and Safety
• Policy 560, District Technology Code of Ethics
• Policy 706, Acceptance of Gifts
• Policy 806, Crisis Management.
Information on the policy changes can be found on the district’s website.
FF school schedule changes approved
The School Board approved that April 1 is added to the school calendar, because of last Friday’s ice day, and that a school board meeting will be held on Columbus Day, which needed to be voted on because it is a holiday.
LCSC health survey agreement OKed
Mark Masten presented a Memorandum of Agreement with Lakes Country Service Cooperative to the Fergus Falls School Board.
“For those employees that are in the Lakes Country Service Cooperative insurance pool, they’ll be able to take an online health assessment and be paid $200,” said Masten. “They will receive a packet with wellness recommendations for them.”
Data will be used by LCSC, anonymously, to make recommendations to the school board for health and wellness initiatives. There is no cost to the school district and participation is voluntary.
“It’s just another way for people to live a healthier life,” said Tarma Carlson. “It ultimately may reduce future insurance costs.”
The board passed the resolution unanimously.