Red Wing School Board briefs
2014-15 school calendar
Citing desire from parents and staff, Supt. Karsten Anderson said the calendar committee has reduced the number of early release days and is looking at trying to incorporate a spring break. In a survey sent out regarding the schedule for the upcoming year, Anderson said parents expressed interest in seeing a break sometime around late February or early March.
Generally, Anderson said, the early release days didn’t garner much support; they can be disruptive to parents’ schedules as well as the learning environment.Some concern arose surrounding the weekend currently planned for homecoming because of conflicts with out-of-town sporting events. Anderson said that can be addressed when it’s time to finalize the schedule.
Personnel changes OK’dNew hires: Lindsay Barnes, education assistant at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective Feb. 25; Brittney Lindenfelser, Title I education assistant at Sunnyside Elementary School, effective Feb. 18 (due to resignation).One year unpaid leave of absence: Nicole Cashman, first-grade teacher at Sunnyside Elementary, beginning 2014-15.Retirement: Ken Roberts, band teacher at TBMS, effective June 6; Dee Swinarski, district physical therapist, effective June 30.
Meeting watchMonday’s meeting lasted approximately an hour and 20 minutes.The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday March 17 at the City Hall council chambers.
-- compiled by John R. Russett, staff writer