School Board Meets

Sheldon High SchoolSheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting Wednesday night, dispensing with a number of agenda items.

The Board approved contract for a trio of teachers who will serve as Teacher Leadership & Compensation (TLC) Strategists for the Sheldon District.  The intended goals of the TLC system include enhancing the ability to attract able and promising new teachers, retain effective teachers by providing enhanced career opportunities, promote collaboration by supporting opportunities for teachers in schools and school districts statewide to learn from each other, reward professional growth and effective teaching by providing pathways for career opportunities that come with increased leadership responsibilities and involve increased compensation, and improving student achievement by strengthening instruction.  The three TLC Instructional Strategists for the Sheldon District are Eric Maassen, Cindy Prewitt, and Stephanie Pritts.  Each will be paid an additional $8,500 for this position.

In other action, the Board approved three Open Enrollment Applications.  Two students will be open enrolling into the Sheldon District, one from the MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District, and one from the George-Little Rock District.  The third student will be open enrolling out of the Sheldon District into South O’Brien.

The Board also approved a pair of resignations.  Daphne Feekes is resigning from her Dance Team Coaching position, and Brittany Maassen is resigning as 9th Grade Girls Basketball Coach.  The Board also approved a contract for Tyler Lloyd as a Volunteer High School Boys Track Coach.

The Board voted to renew the sharing agreement for high school wrestling with the South O’Brien School District, and agreed to contracts for educational services provided to three District students by the Estherville-Lincoln Central and Monticello School Districts.

The Board ended the night by going into an exempt session for the purpose of discussing strategy in District negotiations with the Sheldon Education Association.

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