Altamont School Board Addresses Personnel Needs

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Published on July 10 2013 5:49 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Altamont school board members have addressed several personnel matters.

The Board hired Eric Heiden as junior high Special Education teacher and named him junior high boys baseball coach and 7th grade boys basketball coach.  Kelsey Phillips was hired on recall as junior high Language Arts teacher, and Kelsey Leitschuh was employed as an Early Childhood Education Pre-Kindergarten teacher.

Board members also named Katie Lurkins the high school assistant volleyball coach, and renewed Maintenance Director Alan Whitt's contract for the coming school year.

The Altamont Board approved prevailing wage rates for the fiscal year; and approved nursing services through the Effingham County Health Department with a $5/student increase.  The increase will be added to registration fees for Health Services.  The Board also reviewed a draft intergovernmental agreement with the City of Altamont for renovation of the grade school baseball/softball diamond; approved a program for the district clock-in system; and approved purchase of three Knox boxes for both schools and the maintenance garage to beef up security.

Altamont board members also approved self-funding of fall baseball so the sport will still be offered, and discussed the first draft of extra-curricular self-funding guidelines.

Altamont Superintendent Jeff Fritchtnitch reported that summer maintenance work is going well, and that laptops for students have been prepped for upgrades and software installation that will occur in late July or early August.