Resignations, donations up for approval by school board

Friday, December 8, 2017

McCOOK, Neb. — The McCook Board of Education will be asked to accept two resignations at its regular meeting Monday, 6:30 p.m. at the junior high conference room.

Rick Haney, McCook Schools business manager, wrote in his resignation letter that he will be resigning at the end of his contract for 2018 in order to “pursue different challenges and opportunities.”

Haney served as a teacher, coach and administrator at McCook Public Schools for the past 34 years.

Also tendering their resignation is Kate Repass, curricular coordinator and Central Elementary principal. In her letter, Repass wrote she intends to work through part of June, ending her tenure June 7. She has been in the education field for 32 years, eight of those at McCook Public Schools.

Other items the board will be asked to approve include two donations of $700 each to the high school tennis program and the high school math club, from the McCook Area Sertoma Club.

The board will also hear from Superintendent Grant Norgaard, who will update them on student performance of McCook School students on last year’s state and national assessments.

The 2018-19 negotiated agreement, the contract between the school district and the local teachers union that specifies raises/benefits for teachers for the 2018-19 school year, is also on the agenda Monday night for board approval.

If the agreement has not be approved by the teachers, or if a board member has questions about it, the board will discuss the agreement during closed session after the regular meeting.

Also in closed session, the board will conduct the annual evaluation of the superintendent.

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