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Pine River-Backus School Board Happenings

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The Pine River-Backus School Board met on Monday night, Oct. 15, to adopt a resolution announcing the Pine River-Backus Fifth Annual Community Read.

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Featured author Alison McGhee will be visiting student classrooms on Thursday, Nov. 15. She will also present a free community program at noon on Nov. 15, at the PR-B Elementary.

In other matters the board:

• Approved bills presented, investment report and treasurer’s report

• Approved electronic funds transfers and other banking transactions

• Accepted monetary awards and donations

• Accept the resignation of Eva Schwartz, paraprofessional, effective Oct. 5, and authorized replacement

• Approved the hiring of Joseph Long as custodian effective Oct. 16

• Approved the hiring of Lisa Walker as paraprofessional for 13 hours per week effective Oct. 16

• Approved the hiring of Shari Kamholz as elementary teacher effective Oct. 22

• Approved additional .5 hour per day to paraprofessional contract of Lori Kish effective Oct. 16

• Approved the hiring of Deborah Nelson as speech coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Randy Schwegel as varsity girls’ basketball coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of John Riewer as assistant girls’ basketball coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Shaun Howard as varsity boys’ basketball coach for the 2012-13 season and payment for services at the district nonexempt varsity coach rate

• Approved the hiring of Gene Hamilton as assistant boys’ basketball coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Trenton Fisher as assistant boys’ basketball coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Travis Hoffarth as varsity wrestling coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Tom Demars as assistant wrestling coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Keith Lumley as assistant wrestling coach for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Isaak Anderson as senior high knowledge bowl advisor for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Kathy Loge and Melanie Lindquist as co-junior high knowledge bowl advisors for the 2012-13 season

• Approved the hiring of Nancy Schauer as dance coach for the 2012-13 season and payment for services at the district nonexempt varsity coach rate

• Approved the hiring of Amy Gordon as paraprofessional for 6.5 hours per day effective Oct. 16

• Approved the hiring of Denise Burgoyne as paraprofessional for 19 hours per week effective Oct. 16

• Approved the hiring of Melissa Trumble as paraprofessional for 6.5 Hours Per Day Effective Nov. 1

Upcoming Board Meetings:

• Special Meeting on Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. in the district office conference room for the purpose of caucusing the election results.

• Regular Board Meeting on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the High School Media Center

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Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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