Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Community Schools Board Of Education approved the hiring of two new teachers at their Wednesday meeting.
James Healy will be teaching 7-12 Vocal Music, along with being the Musical Vocal Director. Healy is a recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, with a Bachelor of Music Education, Choral, and hails from Jefferson, Iowa. He’ll be paid a total of $42,614 for the 2012-2013 school year. Sheldon native Tyler Lloyd will be teaching Special Education next school year. Lloyd graduated from Morningside College with a B.A. in Secondary World and American History Teaching. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree: Professional Educator, Gifted Education Endorsement and All Social Sciences Endorsement, with completion slated for this summer. He’ll be paid $41,257.
The Board also approved a proposed $3,000 pay increase for each Administrator, at Wednesday’s meeting. The Board dealt with three coaching position resignations. They accepted the resignations of Leon Kleinwolterink from his Middle School Football Coaching position and Tracy Gorter from her High School Cheerleading position. Both resignations will be effective at the end of this school year. The resignation of Benjamin Peake as 9th Grade Wrestling Coach was accepted, contingent on the District being able to fill that position prior to the start of the next wrestling season.
The Board also approved four open enrollment applications. Three of the students will be transferring out of the District into the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn District, and the fourth transferring into the Boyden-Hull District. Superintendent Robin Spears told the Board that all four applications were due to changes in residence.
Spears also updated the Board on the Tornado Warning Event that happened on the afternoon of May 4th. He told the Board that the storm came out of nowhere, and at a time when the buses were already on the road, and had dropped off a few students at in-town bus stops. He commended the Administrators, Teachers and students in each of the District’s buildings for their response to the storm. He also said that this particular storm brought to light some procedural issues that will be revisited at the next Safety Board meeting.
The Sheldon School Board members were honored at Wednesday night’s meeting. Last week was School Board Recognition Week, and Spears presented each Board member with a Certificate Of Appreciation for all the work they do for the Sheldon Community School District.
The Board set Wednesday May 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. as the date and time for the Budget Amendment Hearing. This hearing had originally been scheduled for Wednesday’s meeting, but a mix-up in the publication of the official announcement forced the postponement. The Budget Amendment Hearing will be held Wednesday May 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sheldon High School Library.