HG School Board hikes support staff pay

by Steve Ottman Review Correspondent

HOWARDS GROVE.The Howards Grove School Board approved a 1.45 percent pay increase for the support staff effective for the 2014-2015 school year.

Superintendent Chris Peterson saied that the teachers were given the same offer throughout the district.

Board members also approved pay increases to $800 for the pom pon coaching position for the fall season and $1,200 for the winter season. They also changed the title to dance coach.

High school fundraisers were approved for the 2014-2015 school year as presented.

The board reviewed new policies as recommended by NEOLA, including animals on school district property, use of electronic wireless communication devices by district employees who operate board-owned or operated vehicles, controlled substance and alcohol policy for employees who transport students and FMLA administration. There was no action taken.

The board approved revisions to board policies as recommended by NEOLA, including reading instructional goals and kindergarten assessment; religion in the curriculum; employee anti-harassment (for professional, support staff and students); homeless students; student records; public requests, suggestions or complaints; public attendance at school events; student supervision and welfare; weapons; school visitors; search and seizure; faculty security; emergency preparedness; volunteers; privacy protection of fully insured group plans; student accident/illness/concussion; conflict of interest bylaw; employment of professional staff; family and medical leave of absence (FMLA); graduation requirements; public Records; and enviromental health and safety program.

The PTO was thanked by Board President Jeff DeAmico for donations for class field trips and money donated for playground storage boxes and equipment.

The Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department recognized Mike Buehler for his many years of service in promoting environmental education within the school district. The middle school received a stipend in recognition of Buehler’s contributions.

A thank you note was received from the United Way of Sheboygan County.

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