Caledonia school board hears reports on how flexible learning days went

By Daniel E. McGonigle

General Manager

The Caledonia Argus

Teachers at the middle, elementary and high school level gave the Caledonia school board a report on how the “inclement weather learning days” were received.

The teachers reported to the board on what their students did each of the recent weather days.

They reported on what worked well, what didn’t work and what they might do differently.

The administrative team also reported parent and student feedback on the trial flexible learning days.

Overall the experiences were positive ones.

The school board voted to approve a teacher in-service day as make up for the lone remaining snow day.

It will not be a student contact day, but instead teachers will come in on Monday, June 5 and will debrief with principals Mary Morem and Gina Meinertz and wrap up the school year.

Students will not have to attend school that day. The last day of school in 2017 will be Friday, June 2.

Other news

• The board thanked the Houston County Master Gardeners for their donations to gardens within the district.

• The board thanked Sheri and Andy Allen for purchasing and installing the Lego Wall in the Makerspace Room in the elementary.

• The board accepted the resignation of Kevin Klug as head girls basketball coach and thanked him for his years of service.

“Basically what it came down to was that I can’t continue to spend so much time away from my current job and that I need to be more committed there,” said the coach of four years. “I would like to thank all of the coaches that helped with the program, all the parents for their help with fundraising, and all the fans that showed up to the games.”

• Brandon Meiners was hired as an assistant baseball coach. Nichelle Grage was hired as the junior high softball coach.

• Brian VanMinsel was hired as a full-time custodian.

• The board approved the first reading of several policies.