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Goodhue County Education District Board

2013-14 budget approved

The board approved a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014. The new budget shows total expenditures of about $7.7 million; just up from 2012-12 adopted budget of about $6.5 million.

Business Manager Jackie Paradis said in a note to board members that the preliminary budget assumes costs associated to moving all alternative learning programs under the GCED umbrella as well as staffing changes and salary increases.

Personnel changes

Resignations: Tara Chapa, paraprofessional; Molly Dodge, paraprofessional; Lisa Harford, school psychologist; Heather Mortel, school psychologist; Laura Clemons, administrative assistant.

New hires: Stacey Anderson, DCD teacher, Michael Bell, PE/DAPE; Tara Chapa, CHI administrative assistant; Molly Dodge, EBD teacher; Patti Flynn, paraprofessional; Melanie Hines, EBD teacher; Margaret Hogan, school psychologist; Christina Hughes, speech language pathologist; Kris Jurgensen, administrative assistant/third party billing coordinator; Min Martin Oakes, EC coordinator; Jen Nerison, EBD teacher; Sharon Noble, DSEC; Anne Pflaum, parent educator; Carol Redmond, instructional coach; Amanda Roper, EC teacher; Laura Shae, speech language pathologist.

Retirement: Gregg Hilde, school psychologist.

Meeting watch

Thursday's meeting lasted about two hours. All board members were present.