School Board hears good news and successes

HURON — The Huron School Board heard a good news report Monday evening at the board meeting which was given by Roger Ahlers from the technology department.
An update and presentation were heard about the development of the virtualization of server technology implemented last year, and how it reduces the amount of server boxes from one in each building, to one server box for many buildings where workspaces or “virtual servers” can be created.
This is money and time saving as instead of having to buy new hardware, servers, and warranties for every individual application and department, virtual servers may be created for the departments to run on.
Ahlers explains that so far four different servers have been created from one piece of hardware and the aim is to add three more this summer.
Congratulations were extended by Superintendent Terry Nebelsick to school organizations that have been awarded grant money from the Huron Youth Leadership Council, “it’s a wonderful program and we are very grateful for their generosity;” to Aubrey Rutledge for placing fifth in the State Spelling Bee that was held at USD in Vermillion, Aubrey has won local and regional competitions to qualify for state three years in a row; and to Tye Evers for being announced as a finalist for Mr. Basketball.
Nebelsick also congratulated a safe and successful prom, and thanks all of the teachers who sponsored, parents, organizers, and young attendees, “Congratulations and a thank you to everyone who was involved in a very successful prom.”
The Superintendent’s report brought attention to the employee banquet to express recognition for staff. It will be held in May. Also in the report was a response to an intervention plan that will be developed for student needs for special education. An expert will be brought in to work with staff on “what it means to intervene with students,” which will be taking place in June.
The board also heard a presentation by Sherri Nelson on the social studies curriculum to be developed. A first reading for substitute teacher pay increase was heard and a second reading will be heard at the following board meeting. They approved four new hires, and two resignations.
An executive session was held to prepare for negotiations which will be followed up on in the next board meeting in May.