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March 25, 2015

K-M School District must fill two principal openings

There was a brief discussion at the regular school board meeting last Monday on filling two of the three principal positions as the result of retirements. The advertisement for the principal positions at the elementary and high school went out last Tuesday.

Last month middle school principal Alan Hodge announced he would be retiring as of June 30, 2015. Last week high school principal Jerry Reker announced his retirement as of that same date. Hodge has served 12 years as middle school principal and Reker 17 at the high school. "This will be an exciting time and we appreciate what you have done for us," said Superintendent Mark Matuska. The retirement of sixth grade instructor Gail Bungum was also acknowledged. She has taught in the K-M district 35 of her total 38 years.

Elementary principal Michelle Krell was offered the position as middle school principal and accepted.

Superintendent Matuska said they anticipate more applications for the elementary position than at the high school. The board would like to have two new principals announced by May 1.

In other matters:

• There was discussion on terminating the land rent agreement with Trevor Westrom on the 28 acres of land he was renting from the district. The district received the rental check from Westrom the day of the board meeting (March 16) at 4 p.m. and it was due March 1.

Business manager Bob Hasz said Westrom had been contacted a couple of times as a reminder of when the payment was due. Board member Brea Koebele recommended they table taking any action until after they have the money in the bank. "We need to monitor that and make sure we get the check when it is due," said the K-M superintendent.

The rental agreement is for five years and this marked the second year of the....PURCHASE THE DCI TODAY TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

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