2018-02-07 / News

School board elects officers

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The Brown City Board of Education met Jan. 29 to elect its officers for 2018.

President Alan Burgess, Vice-President Gary Rutkowski, Secretary Jim Seidell, Treasurer Jeff Liebler, and Secretary Pro Tem Dave Hanson were unanimously reelected.

In the only change, Mark Shadley, who had been serving as treasurer pro tem, nominated Mary Lou Jacobs for the position. Jacobs was elected unanimously.

Membership on the board’s six committees remained unchanged.

In his report, Superintendent Neil Kohler announced that the district is proceeding with plans to update the high school’s hot water system. The work is to be done by Goyette Mechanical over spring break.

Elementary principal Sean Hagey reported that 46 K-3 students were com- ing to the after-school reading program, and that 24 students had signed up to get extra help from the homework lab which is in session Mondays through Wednesdays from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the sixth-grade rooms.

The lab is conducted by sixth-grade teachers, with help from National Honor Society members. The program serves students from third to sixth grade.

High school Principal Brad Hale reminded the board and the audience of several upcoming events, including the Rotary Club’s Pancake Supper, which is a fundraiser for United Hospice. The event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 16, in the high school cafeteria, in conjunction with the boys’ basketball games with arch-rival Marlette.

Hale also mentioned that Brown City High School would be playing host to the county Honor’s Band event on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

In other business, the board granted the Family Leave of Absence Act request of Amy Ford.

The board also appointed as non-paid volunteer assistant coaches, Kristi Wheeler, girls’ basketball; Brett Metzger, track; Mariah Martus, track; and David Bartle, boys’ basketball.

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