Superintendent's contract up for extension from Jackson School Board

Jeff Wick

Jeff Wick

After one year in the top spot, Ken Minette is moving on to work at School District 51 based in Grand Forks.

"What happens if we generate revenue because the property values go up, it just means the state sends us that much less money", he said.

In an effort to eliminate tenure, the N.C.General Assembly voted in 2013 to only allow one-year teacher contracts, a decision some state lawmakers felt would make it easier for school districts to rid themselves of teachers who weren't making the grade.

The School Board has nine elected members, but only board members Carpenter, Sande, Amber Flynn and Katie Dachtler knew about the incident or Nybladh's suggestion to take the rest of the year off using paid leave, Meggen Sande said.

It will be a situation not unique to the local school system. "Every board member I have worked with, including the current ones of Monty Akin, Megan Evenson, and Judy Skirvin have a great passion and commitment to the students and am grateful for their continued work in improving the lives of the students in the district". Although the roofing project appears to be on schedule, this could result in a delay for the HVAC system project, to which the new estimated time of completion for that project would be around September 14 - two weeks after the school year begins.

Hopefully, that will occur here as district residents become increasingly familiar with the better educational opportunities that the new and upgraded facilities will offer for students. His last day will be June 30.

"I've heard consistently what a close relationship there is between the city government, the business community, and the school district itself", Piper said.

Edwards also said she doesn't think the teachers or the students are being treated fairly.

Monday was his first meeting and he's ready to serve his community.

The superintendent search began following the resignation of Tom Burris, who stepped down after five years, citing his eligibility for retirement and his desire to spend more time with his children.

"Byron Education Association (BEA) members and support staff attended Monday night's meeting in support of all staff, students, and programs".

Doug Trostle, the Board President, said, "On behalf of the Troy City Board of Education, I am excited to welcome Chris Piper as the next Superintendent of the Troy City Schools". School board president Mona Kirk said there were 15 completed applications received and six were selected from that pool.

Koehmstedt graduated North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in social science education in 2007.

Their help will be needed if decisions regarding any change orders are necessary, and they should be willing to provide cooperative input regarding questions that undoubtedly will surface as the construction phase proceeds.

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