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LCSD#7 board re-elect chairman and vice chair, approve hires

A summer meeting of the Lake County School District #7 board included the approval of construction to begin on the soccer field project, approving several new hires, and the re-election of Chairman Pete Schreder and Vice Chair Rebecca Hargis at the Monday, July 28 meeting.

The meeting was a pre-send off for multiple district employees as well, with longtime Business Mgr. Mike Getty set to retire, and Exec. Secretary LouAnne Choate submitting a letter of resignation. Choate is moving to California for family and personal reasons, her resignation was accepted with regrets and deep appreciation for her years of service to the district.

Discussions of the reorganization of the school board had been tabled from previous meetings due to absences, but after a short discussion it was decided unanimously that for another year Pete Schreder shall retain the position of chairman and Rebecca Hargis remain vice chair for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Others on the board declined interest in becoming chair for personal reasons or citing a desire to learn more before taking on a higher role on the board.

A letter was provided from Jim Lynch of the Collins-McDonald Trust Fund indicating the continued funding of the kindergarten milk program, which the fund has provided for many years.

An update was provided by board member Darryl Anderson on the status of the soccer field project, with his belief that construction could begin shortly. While concerns were raised on it possibly taking much needed work hours away from district maintenance staff in the lead-up to the start of the school year, the approval for the project and construction to begin was approved unanimously.

The board also received recommendations on multiple new hires, all of which were approved. Fred Smith is the new CTE Construction/Technology teacher at LHS, Cindy Quick was hired as a new Special Education teacher, Taea Hall was approved for hire as a new mathematics teacher pending Oregon licensure, and Robin Tysoe was hired as a new teacher splitting time between Union School and Fremont School. See related article in this week’s Examiner.

The next LCSD#7 school board regular session meeting will take place on Monday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Daly Middle School.

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