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Dupree school board holds June regular session



The Dupree school board met June 13, 2016 in regular session and presented several first readings on policies needing board approval, and passed a number of motions pertaining to the upcoming school year.


The first reading of the policies being enacted pertained to contractors affidavit and guarantees; electronic communication by board members; credit placement for students transferring in from unaccredited and alternative schools; physical examinations and inoculations of students; school admissions; veteran’s preference; alternative instruction for students; state-required assessments; local purchasing; budding requirements; anti-fraud policy; school board meetings; and board member vacancy policy. 


The board approved a motion for membership in the South Dakota High School Activities Association from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 and an agreement that the school will follow all SDHSAA by-laws and rules. 


The board approved to set the temporary help salary at $12.00 an hour effective June 13, 2016. 


In relation to employment, the school board accepted the resignation of Glenda Starr, Administrative Assistant effective at the end of the 2015-2016 term. 


“The Board would like to thank Glenda for her many years of dedicated service at the Dupree School,” the meeting minutes for June 13 stated. 


The board approved a contract for Amber Woitalla as the elementary guidance counselor at $41,330.00, with a first year signing bonus of $1,000.00. 


Amy Linn was approved for the position of 21st Century Project Director at $32.25 per hour. 


For the Special Education Extended Services, the school approved a 50 cent increase per hour for the 2016-2017 school year, raising the amount to $26.50 per hour. 


The stipend rate for Customized Learning & Focus summer school training was set with the grant approval at $150.00 per day. 


The 21st Century tutoring pay was set at $26.50 per hour for the 2016-2017 school year. 


The board scheduled a special meeting on June 28 at 12:30 p.m. to take care of SFY ending business. 




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