Teutopolis School Board Decides Against More Extra Curricular Cuts


Published on April 15 2014 3:20 pm
Last Updated on April 15 2014 3:20 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Last school year was tough for the Teutopolis school district, with cuts in expenditures and steps to increase revenue.

This year has been difficult, too, but the Board Monday decided against any further cuts in extra-curricular activities for next year, at least for now.

Board members also discussed the number of Kindergarten sections to be offered next year, but reached no decision.

The Board accepted resignations from Phil Lewis as high school German teacher, Michael Buening as junior high assistant softball coach, Andy Fehrenbacher as both boys and girls golf coach, and Whitney Pruemer as junior high cheer sponsor.  Board members hired Rich Niebrugge as junior high softball coach in addition to his high school coaching duties, and hired Natasha Rauch as a full-time elementary teacher for next year.  Also, Bobby Brummer was approved as a volunteer soccer coach at the high school.

Also Monday, the Board:

--approved policy updates

--agreed to seek bids on various commodities

--approved the varsity sports programs to offer summer camps

--approved a revised school year calendar making February 14 an interrupted day, the result being the end of the school year will not be changed

--approved next year's holiday calendar for full-time employees

--heard reports on high school weight room renovations and a property transfer

The Board voted to seek bids on roof repairs at the high school on the section just east of the 1980 addition, along with fixing the problem that caused water damage this winter.  A $50,000 state maintenance grant obtained this year will help pay for the work, estimated to cost $125,000.