LCC School Bd. hears about personnel changes

COLERIDGE — LCC School Board members got an update on some personnel changes at their meeting here last week.

Last Friday marked the official launching of the school messaging system. Parents will now be able to receive text messages.

Supt. Jeremy Christensen said the bus driver position remains vacant. A result of this is the school has had to pay mileage to one family due to the fact the existing route would be an hour longer with that student included on the current route.

A staffing firm was used to help fill the vacant kitchen position, Christensen said.

In other personnel changes, Lois Urwiller left the central office to take Angie Hall’s position as high school secretary.

Board members accepted the resignations of early childhood special educator Sandy Murphy and of Brad Murphy with the maintenance department. Both are retiring.

The Board learned the negotiations committee expects details to be wrapped up by Christmas.

In other action, Board members have advanced into phase two of the video surveillance project at the school for a cost of $17,000.

Last year the school completed the first phase of the project, including exterior cameras and cameras in fitness areas. Cables are ready to complete the phase two work, Board members were told.

“This project gives us the opportunity to share feeds with local first responders,’’ said Christiansen.

Teacher in-service included conversations with sister schools with Zoom including Randolph and Hartington-Newcastle.

The Veteran’s program received positive feedback from the community for school involvement, according to Christiansen.

Board members passed an interlocal agreement with Wynot for receipt of educational services.

Board members also learned about several activities that recently took place at the school.

Red Ribbon Week at the elementary included students dressing in costumes to “scare away drugs,’’ according to Parsons.

High School Principal Ken Swanson said he recently attended the Nebraska Department of Education meeting on emergency operations in Wayne.

Swanson said Aurora Urwiller received the honor of an American degree at the National FFA Convention.

Swanson pointed out that fall sports have concluded. Volleyball players earned district runner-up honors. Football players lost in the first round of playoffs.

Jay Vance, middle school principal said students participated in a glow run in junior high and celebrated Red Ribbon Week.

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