The Lennox School District 41-4 Board of Education met Monday, Mar. 14 for their regular monthly meeting.
With no comments from the public, the board moved into communications items.
Representatives from Carrol Institute were on hand to talk to the board about the work they have been doing in the District. They address some drug and alcohol prevention needs and work with life skills with the students.
Superintendent Chad Conaway gave his report. He noted that this year’s Legislative session is all but complete.
“We successfully got through with the 6%,” said Conaway who is hoping to meet with the finance committee and pass it along to the negotiations committee and get everything finalized that first week in April. He also noted school lunches, that have been free for the past two years, did not get extended. Lunches will go back to having a fee for the 2022-23 school year.
Conaway also announced that Kayla Havrevold, sixth grade science and health teacher at LWC Intermediate, has been named the Teacher of the Year. She will be honored at the end of the year banquet.
Principal and director reports were given. The Sioux Falls Skyforce visited the fourth graders in the District and gave each fourth grade student three tickets to an upcoming game. Fourth graders in the District also attended the Water Festival in Sioux Falls. The fourth grade team from Lennox Elementary won the Quiz Bowl through the Water Festival.
Lennox Jr. and Sr. High School principal Chad Allison said that they have a partnership in place to have a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)course at Lennox High School this summer. It will be an 8-10 week course, the students will earn a credit and get CNA certified.
In technology news, it was shared that on the District’s website there is a new feature to help deal with cyber safety for parents. If you go to the District’s main page, then go to menu, you will find online safety.
Following the reports, the board moved into action items.
They approved the resignation of Lily Raehsler, fourth grade Worthing Elementary teacher. They also approved the new contracts for Steve Kruse, assistant technology director with PE and Paul McVey, driver education. The board approved adding a new position of school psychologist/behavior specialist. They also approved the FY 21 audit report from Quam, Berglin & Post, P.C.
The board approved a long list of surplus items. They also approved closing building fund 41 and related account.
The board appointed board representatives for township equalization meetings.
The board reviewed classified employee resignations for Keri Hovaldt, special education aide and Alex Richert, high school custodian. They also reviewed the new work agreement for Riley Peters, special education aide.
The board adjourned at 7:02 p.m.