District 29 Board Renews Softball Coop, Approves Girls’ Soccer Coop with HTRS
The Auburn Public Schools Board of Education Monday, Dec. 12, approved two cooperatives with Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer Public Schools.
A cooperative in girls’ soccer was approved for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years. The cooperative in softball was renewed for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years.
The coaches and athletic director supported the cooperatives. About 16 girls were out for soccer last spring. The advantages of the soccer cooperative included that it would allow for a junior varsity program, increase participation numbers for practice and help build the soccer program. The softball cooperative has increased participation in the program and allowed building of a junior varsity program. The participation numbers may place Auburn in Class B in softball.
A three-year contract with Julie Bauman, certified public accountant, to conduct the district audit was approved. The contract is for $5,600. School officials were happy with her services and wanted consistency.
A contract was approved for Lynn Dierberger as the school psychologist. The contract is effective the start of the second semester and continues through the rest of the 2011-2012 school year. It is a part-time position.
Revised policies were approved regarding student residence, admission and contracting education services, and student files and records. The revisions allow the policies to be in compliance with new state statutes. The board approved deleting policies on school entrance age, confidentiality of student records and access to student records. The deleted policy covered items which were combined with the above revised policy.
Calvert Elementary School vocalists who participated in the All-State fourth and fifth grade Elementary Choir in November performed a song for the school board and administration.
January Meeting at Peru State College
The January regular meeting will be Monday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Peru State College. Plans are to meet in the Live Oak Room of the college Student Center.
Director of School Improvement and Curriculum: Nancy Fuller reported that the first semester of the Auburn High School Education Academy is ending. The focus of instruction examined purposes and structures of school, historical perspectives, school governance and finance and curricular reform. The students will work with elementary students during second semester. By completing the course, students who attend Peru State College will be able to enroll as education majors and bypass the department’s introductory education course.
High School Principal’s Report: Vernon Golladay reported that 94 students took the ACT test Saturday, Dec. 10. On Monday, Dec. 12, the energy exploration class traveled to Cooper Nuclear Station near Brownville. Tuesday, Dec. 13, the band performed at Calvert Elementary School. Sunday-Monday, Jan. 8-9, will be the honor choir at Doane College, Crete. Art club members are selling glass jewelry.
Elementary Principal’s Report: Sharon Pollard reported that elementary students contributed numerous items to be given to Southeast Nebraska Community Action officials. Students also collected more than $1,000 during the annual Scholastic Book Fair “Coins Count” for books project. The money will be used to purchase new books that will be contributed to needy Nemaha County area families.