Stew-Stras Board Approves Revitalizing Education Foundation


Published on August 18 2016 3:22 pm
Last Updated on August 18 2016 3:22 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Retired educator Jim Weiss was given the go-ahead by the Stewardson-Strasburg Board of Education Wednesday to revitalize the Stew-Stras Education Foundation.

Weiss has already talked with individuals who could serve on the Board of the Foundation. Stew-Stras Superintendent Michele Lindenmeyer said Weiss is looking at holding one major fundraising event each year, and hopes to establish a legacy where district residents could contribute to the Foundation as part of their will.

The Board approved a tentative budget for the new fiscal year with final action on the budget, which is balanced, to come in September. The Board also approved a concussion protocol for the school district, and discussed using bond revenue for work to rehabilitate two restrooms in the grade school area. There was also discussion of work by the teachers union on potential health care options, and it was decided no one from the district will attend the state school board convention in November.

In personnel moves, the Stew-Stras board accepted Denise Porter's resigation as Title I aide, approved hiring Samantha Huber as a Rt1 aide, the hiring of Michelle Hall as grade school special education aide, approved the hiring of Brandi Brehmer as high school special education aide, approved the hiring of Tiffany Durbin and Carol Baumgarten as full time cooks, and approved the hiring of Katie Dandurand as part-time cook helper and substitute bus driver.