Published On: Thu, May 15th, 2014

Resident addresses board; school year winds down

The District 42R School Board met Monday, May 12, with a fairly short agenda, but with a fairly large audience in attendance. One member of the audience, Cleo Pfanstiel, read a lengthy letter she had written to the board, expressing her disappointment in the outcome of the school board hearing held on April 28, during which first grade teacher Keri Severson’s contract was not renewed on the recommendation of the school administration. In her letter, a shortened version of which is printed in this issue of the Republican, Mrs. Pfanstiel also expressed her opinion on other actions of the board and administration. She concluded her presentation by reading a note given to her by another member of the community, asking the board to reinstate Mrs. Severson.

Vice President of the Board Michelle Reikofski, who conducted the meeting in the absence of President Cheryl Friedrich, thanked Mrs. Pfanstiel for her input.

Elementary Principal Jane Brummels reported that students have now finished taking the NeSA tests. She informed the board that teachers and staff leaving the district were recognized at graduation. Several teachers are considering attending workshops this summer, she added. Upcoming dates include the elementary spring concert on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m., the elementary track and field day which has been postponed to Friday, May 16, at noon, and a kindergarten through sixth grade field trip to Norfolk on Monday, May 19.

Pick up this week’s issue of the Osmond Republican to read more!