9/17/2013 12:58:00 PM Hayfield School Board
School year off to good start
By Tara Lindquist
Hayfield School District administrators, on Monday September 9, all reported they had an easy transition to the new school year.
High School Principal John Howe reported that the high school had above average turn out for back to school night, elementary principal Annette Freiheit reported that elementary schools had about 85% of parent and student turnout for their back to school nights. Both principals thanked the teachers for helping students make the transition from summer to school such an easy one. Superintendent Ron Evjen said transportation director Scott Phoenix has done a wonderful job meeting with parents and working out any transportation issues that they have had.
Athletic Director Chris Pack reported that both the volleyball team and football team are off to a good start this season and he feels this has boosted the morale of the student body. Pack also reported that student participation is up in football as well as in 7th grade volleyball, however, the sophomore class which has 53 students, only has fourteen students that are participating in fall sports.
Evjen reported that he had received a letter from the Gopher Conference, asking if Hayfield would be interested in joining the sports conference. Evjen said Pack will be talking to coaches and the fine arts coaches to see what they think of the option. "We have no time limit," he said. "It's not something that has to be decided now." The Gopher Conference is down to only seven participating teams and is looking to add one more or three more teams.
Under the personnel portion of the agenda the board approved
the two-year contract with the Certified Teachers Union for the 2013-2014 and 2014 and 2015 school years.
the resignation of Kasey Krekling, Summer Recreation co-director. Krekling told to the board he enjoyed the job but wants to spend more time focusing on the baseball program.
hired Emily Pennington, Sarah Christopherson and Ruth Kruger as paraprofessionals.
hired Brent Oelkers as a part-time technology assistant.
approved extending maternity leave for Kim Severson from twelve weeks to the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
Other items on the agenda included elementary principal Annette Freiheit presenting the board with the annual report on curriculum and instruction and student achievement, setting the levy for the 2013-2014 school year and an enrollment update.
The board will meet again on October 8, at 7 p.m. in the Hayfield High School Library.