School Board approves Summer School classes and staffing changes at April meeting

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Student Council representative, Teagan Benson, gave her final report to the board.  She noted that the Spring sports season is off to a great start with the Girls soccer co-op team being undefeated.  Also noted were the upcoming band banquet on May 6th and Graduation on May 18th. The Board thanked her for her year of service.
Next on the agenda was the  approval of the 2019 Summer School classes. Elementary School Principal, Jim Richie gave his report on the process and said that the online registration worked very well last year and they are looking forward to a smooth registration and scheduling process.  He also noted that there will only be Foundation Camp for the K-4 students this year.  
It was with heavy heart that the board approved the retirement of Pauline Schell’s retirement from Food Service after 22 years, as well as the resignation of ICA High School Instructor, Sheri Johnson after 25 years teaching in Cumberland, and Jordan Seifert’s resignation as Middle School Guidance Counselor. Sheri will be moving into a career in the corporate sector and Jordan’s husband’s career is causing the family to relocate.
Other resignations approved at the meeting included Diane Thorp’s as Assistant Drama Club Advisor; and Jessica Olson’s and Jada Hamilton’s  resignations as the Middle School Girls’ Basketball Coaches.
Approved as additions to the Cumberland district staff were: Brenda Schmid as Middle School Special Education Teacher; Meghan Ricci as Middle School Math Teacher;  Kyle Polzin as High School Social Studies Teacher; Nicholas Johnson as High School Special Education Teacher; and  Erin Miller and Jessie Dostal as Second Grade Teachers.
Lastly, the Board heard a report from Cumberland’s Barron County Restorative Justice representative, Kelly Hoeft. Kelly explained how her position with the district is evolving and stated that she has worked with over 100 different students/families.  Some cases were as simple as a phone call about missing school and others required repeated contacts and counseling.  Using grants funds and donations, Kelly has been able to set up a “needs” closet in her office.  Stocked with personal care items, clothing, and school supplies, students in distressed situations can come and avail themselves of the “closet’s” free contents if they are in need.  
A reminder that Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th at 11 am.  They are planning on holding the ceremony on Endeavor Field, weather permitting.  If not, it will be held in the gym.
The next meeting of the School Board is scheduled for Monday, May 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the District offices

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