School Year Will Last An Additional Week

Date posted - March 10, 2016

Sheldon-Schools-logoSheldon, Iowa — Mother Nature has forced the Sheldon Community School District to continue classes for an extra week in the month of June this year.

At Wednesday’s school board meeting Superintendent Robin Spears told the School Board that the District has missed a total of five days of classes this school year due to snow days.  It was decided that these days, which have to be made up, will extend the 2015-16 school year, with the last day of classes for students scheduled for June 8th, with June 9th scheduled as an in-service day for teachers and staff.  The calendar had originally called for June 1st to be the last day of classes, with the in-service scheduled for June 2nd.  Commencement is still scheduled for June 5th.

In other action, the Board accepted the resignations of Jennifer Groote as Assistant Cross Country Coach, Nicole Lehner as Middle School Softball Coach, and Jerod Reinking as 9th Grade Boys Basketball Coach.  They also approved employment contracts for the 2016-17 school year for Paul Meyer as Assistant Golf Coach, Nicole Dibbet to teach 5th and 6th grade math, Erica Vande Hoef as Middle School Special Education SCI, Kim Sneiderman in PK Special Education, Kaitlyn Huisman who will teach 2nd grade, Alexa Harris to teach high school social studies, Emily Jansen as a 1st Grade Teacher and Dance Team Sponsor, Brittany Peters to teach 1st grade, Kylee Cooper will be teaching high school Family & Consumer Science, Joe Zeutenhorst as High School Special Education SCI and Assistant Football Coach, and Jason Uhl for high school art, Art Club and High School Yearbook.

The Board also approved several Open Enrollment Applications at Wednesday’s meeting.  One from the Sheldon District to Boyden-Hull, one from the Sheldon District to South O’Brien, one from George-Little Rock into the Sheldon District, One from Boyden-Hull into the Sheldon District, one from Sheldon to Sibley-Ocheyedan and one from Sibley-Ocheyedan into Sheldon.

The Board set the date and time for the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Hearing and Certification.  That will be held Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 pm, during the Board’s regular monthly meeting.

Superintendent Spears told the Board that the District has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Sheldon Education Association regarding the contract for 2016-17.  Sheldon Education Association is the union representing the District’s teachers.  Spears said there are a couple of minor details that need to be finalized, and those were not completed in time for Wednesday’s Board meeting.  As a result, the School Board will meet in special session Monday, March 14th at 6:00 pm to approve that contract.

Wednesday’s meeting was held in the library at Sheldon High School.

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