Sheldon, Iowa — After hearing no comments on the matter from the public, the Sheldon Community School Board of Education adopted the proposed District Calendar for the 2016-17 school year at their regular monthly meeting Wednesday night. The first day of school for students in the 2016-17 school year will be August 24th, with the last day of school set for May 26th. Winter break will run from December 23rd through January 2nd. The approved 2016-17 Sheldon Community Schools Calendar can be viewed here.
In other action, the Board voted to expel a student for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. According to Superintendent Robin Spears, a student had violated the school district Code Of Conduct. The Student, along with his parents, voluntarily entered into an agreement to waive their right for an expulsion hearing with the Sheldon Community School District Board of Education and accept the consequence of expulsion for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year.
The Board also approved a resolution adopting the O’Brien County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazardous Mitigation Plan. Three Open Enrollment Applications were accepted at Wednesday night’s meeting. One was for a Kindergarten student Open Enrolling from the Sheldon District to Sibley-Ocheyedan, the second was for an elementary student Open Enrolling from the George-Little Rock District into the Sheldon District, with the third being for a 10th grade student coming into the Sheldon District from South O’Brien.
Seven District employees had their resignations approved at Wednesday’s meeting. Five were teachers, including: Elementary Teacher LuAnn Snyder; Middle School Teachers Cathy McWilliams and Connie Van Meeteren; and High School Teachers Marlene Haupert and Steve McWilliams. In addition, Haupert resigned as FCCLA Advisor, and Steve McWilliams resigned his Wrestling Coach position. Two other athletic coaches resigned from their positions, as well. Leon Kleinwolterink resigned from his Assistant Football Coaching position and Taylor Morris resigned as Orab Baseball Coach. All five of the teachers who resigned are taking advantage of the District’s Licensed Employee Severance Benefit Option, or Early retirement.
Following the open meeting the Board moved into Closed Session to hold a Superintendent Evaluation Conference.
Wednesday night’s meeting was held in the Sheldon High School Library.