School Board looks at ways to recognize staff excellence

Friday deadline for filing petitions for School Board election

HURON — The Huron School Board of Education held its regular meeting Monday evening in the IPC room at the Huron Arena. Friday will be the deadline for filing nominating petitions for School Board Election.

Superintendent Terry Nebelsick presented his report to the board.

“We are looking right now at discussion on the administration table for next week on a recognition plan. This school board has made it one of their goals to recruit, retain and recognize staff in order to keep continuity and excellence,” said Nebelsick. “Last year there was no choice as everything was closed down on March 13, and it really became a digital recognition. We’re looking at talking to the administrators next week about the possibility of going school to school to school to recognize the staff, the stipends for continuity, and the five year rewards.”

With the covid numbers coming back up in the community, fewer people are wearing masks around family, etc. and the numbers are rising, Nebelsick explained.

Nebelsick asked for all families to continue to remain diligent so that they can protect staff, and keep the schools open.

Eight groups applied and were approved for grant funding from several different funders for a gymnastic vault, subscription to Quill, publishing books for seventh-grade writing students, and for Huron Destination Imagination.

In new business, five requests were made and approved to use the Madison School Gym for the second- and third-grade basketball teams, Tiger Activity Center for Huron Parks and Recreation/City of Huron for the summer gymnastics program, middle school gym to be used for Nordby Center youth events, Tiger Activity Center for youth gymnastics from April through May, and  Huron Arena to be used for possible Region 4 playoff game for Hanson School District.   

Huron High School Principal Mike Radke presented the March Classified Employee of the Month award to ESL Para-Educator Hezekiah Moo.

School board president Tim Van Berkum provided an updated LAN report.

“This Thursday is crossover day, which means bills have to be out of their house of origin by Thursday,” said Van Berkum. “Senate Bill 49 General appropriation bill is still sitting in joint appropriations. Senate Bill 177, the bill that makes significant changes to alternative Ed, passed the Senate last week and was amended in the Senate.”

The next School Board meeting will be held Monday, March 8, in the IPC room located on the second floor of the Huron Arena. Those who wish to attend are asked to wear a face-covering.

In the days following the meeting, the meeting can also be viewed on the local cable TV public access Channel 6.


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