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Jones re-elected to MSBA Board: School Board briefs

Red Wing School Board member Heidi Jones was re-elected to the Minnesota School Board Association's board of directors at the annual MSBA Leadership Conference Jan. 12-13. Jones will continue serving as the District 1 director, which covers the southeastern region of the state.

Strategic planning public meeting set

A stakeholder group representing the community will meet 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, to help begin formulating a strategic plan for the school district.

A quorum of board members may be present. The meeting at City Hall is open to the public.

Red Wing High School program of study

Red Wing High School Principal Todd Herber announced changes to the program of study offerings for the 2017-18 school year.

In the agriculture department, floral design was removed and replaced with floraculture. A business computer science and programming course has been added, along with pre-advanced placement language arts for ninth and 10th grades and a health care career exploration course for selected 12th-grade students.

Personnel moves made

New hire: Dale Strusz, custodian at Red Wing High School, effective Dec. 5 (due to a reassignment).

Reassignment: Josh Schultz, custodian at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective Dec. 5 (due to a resignation); Colleen Napper, special education paraprofessional at RWHS, effective Jan. 12 (due to a resignation).

Resignation: Micah Pfohl, special education paraprofessional at RWHS, effective Jan. 9.

Retirement: Ron Allen, school psychologist at Burnside Elementary School, effective June 2, 2017; Mark Herzog, sixth-grade teacher at Twin Bluff Middle School, effective June 2.

In other news...

• An overnight field trip was approved for the Red Wing High School speech team March 3-4, 2017 to St. Cloud/Sauk Rapids-Rice, Minn.

• The district received a $2,000 donation from Red Wing Chevrolet for the RWHS food shelf.

• Chris Rodgers, a longtime social worker at Red Wing Public Schools and the Goodhue County Education District, was named the Service Above Self Award recipient by the Rotary Club.

Meeting watch

Tuesday's meeting Jan. 17 lasted approximately one hour and eight minutes. All board members were present. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, at City Hall.

— compiled by Samantha Bengs, staff writer