School Board seats up for election in November
By Clay Schuldt
Special for the Argus
Three seats on the Caledonia School Board are up for election in November.
The filing period for candidates is July 31 to Aug. 14. An affidavit of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and the $2 filing fee paid prior to 5 p.m. on Aug. 14.
School Board terms are four years each. Affidavits are available from the School District Office, 511 W. Main St.
The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6. There will also be a special election on the ballot for a vacant seat on the school board.
The school board on May 22 approved a request from Joanne Zard for reduced hours as the middle/high school media specialist. Zard will go from full-time to 0.34 FTE.
As a result of the reduction, Zard will work full days a few days every week in the media center for the next three years.
The school board accepted the resignation of long time middle/high school science teacher Sandra Meyer.
The board also accepted two resignations from special education assistants Tammy Reichenbacher and Joyce Staggemeyer.
The board approved the posting of a part-time middle school English teacher position that will begin this coming school year. Letters of interest may be sent to Principal Paul DeMorett at the Caledonia Middle/High School, 825 North Warrior Avenue, Caledonia, MN 55921. The position will be open until filled.
The board also approved the hire of Luke Jerviss as temporary summer help in the IT Department.
Fall sports coaching contracts were approved. In football, Brent Schroeder was hired as head coach, Carl Fruechte, Mitch Mullins and Roger Knutson as assistant coaches, James Westland as 9th grade coach, Doug Miller as 8th grade coach, John Fruechte as 7th grade coach, and Luke Snell as assistant out of Brent Schroeder’s contract.
Girls soccer: Tom Krinke will serve as head coach, Tim Colleran as assistant, and Nikkie Stoltz as junior high coach.
Boys soccer: Dustin Moburg will serve as head coach, Jim Schoh as assistant coach.
Volleyball: Scott Koepke will return as head coach, Dan Reinhart as assistant coach, Alissa Diersen as junior high coach, Jeremy Leis as junior high coach.
The board increased student and adult breakfast and lunch prices by five cents per meal, making the price of breakfast for elementary students $1.30 and for middle/high school students the price was raised to $1.40. Breakfast for adults will now cost $1.85. For lunch elementary students will pay $2.10, for middle school/high school students, it will cost $2.20, and $3.15 for adults.
Student participation fees for the 2012-13 school year have been increased. The price per sport for grades 7-8 is now $60. For grades 9-12 the price is $90. The individual maximum has been raised to a total of $150 for grades 7-8, while the maximum price for high school has been raised to a total of $220. The family maximum rate is now $350.
Music and other activities fees have increased as well. Wind instrument fees have increased $5 ($45 total) for all grades.
Percussion fees have increased by $5 for both elementary and middle school ($25 total), while high school has increased $10 ($30 total).
Band uniforms have gone up $5 for middle and high schools, costing $20 and $25, respectively.
Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, the All School Musical, and Knowledge Bowl fees have all increased $5.
Sports admission fees have increased. Student season tickets will now cost $60, adult season tickets will cost $80, senior season tickets (age 55 or higher) now cost $70, and family season tickets cost $160.
The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for July 16, 7 p.m. in the high/middle school media center.