School board ponders superintendent search, lawsuit

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School board ponders superintendent search, lawsuit

Incoming superintendent Anthony Lewis believes Lawrence Public Schools have the potential to become the state's "flagship school district".

Neither Voskuhl nor HCPS Manager of Communications Jillian Lader said they knew Monday how many applications had been received.

Superintendent Michael Clough, who is retiring in June, led the tiny Sheridan district just south of Denver's west side for the last decade as a vocal proponent for increased school funding, and was sometimes at odds with state officials.

Rehlander has been a superintendent at Gobles Public Schools since 2012.

Also recognized were Plocher Construction Owner Scott Plocher and Site Supervisor Dale Krump; the Cerro Gordo school board members and Damien Schlitt of BLDD Architects, the firm that has helped develop the building plan. Fletcher proposed to cut the increase by $253,000 more and have taxpayers pay $300,000.

The scenarios, labeled 1, 1A, 2 and 3, give the board the option to mix and match each scenario based on what they want done at each school. Board members must decide between staying the course after some improvement or taking a chance on bigger changes.

While Guy is not a Sarasota native, he said his wife of nearly seven years grew up here and attended Sarasota High School.

He said he was inspired to run after watching the current dynamic on the school board.

Council Chairman Steve Russell asked why Fletcher was putting the entire increase - which originally would have resulted in a 0.86 percent tax rate increase - exclusively on the back of the school department.

He was at the Tracy School District from 2003-2011.

"I am sure we all can agree that there is nothing that fully replaces being in the room when it comes to group participation and effective communication", Betando said.

"I still know tons of people from this area and remember numerous school administrators, too", Marlette said.

The security cameras would serve as both a deterrent and a monitoring system for the interior and exterior areas of the school buildings and grounds.

On the issue of school safety, all three candidates agreed that permanent metal detectors should not be in the schools, there should be school resource officers and that teachers should not be armed with firearms.

"If you look around right now at our junior high/high school campus, there are 15 means of egress, 15 doorways that people can go in and out", said Cerro Gordo School Board President Todd Henricks.

The amendment to cut $72,000 from the original proposal then was approved.

➜ The board will vote on the approval of student insurance fees for 2018-19.

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