Local school board ROUNDUP

A roundup of recent activity by Northeast Michigan school boards:

∫ The Alcona Community Schools Board of Education approved the district’s 2019-20 student and family handbook and the master calendar.

The board also approved purchasing a 2017 Chevy Traverse LS from Alcona Motors for staff and student group travel for $23,974. That includes a three-year, 36,000-mile, bumper to bumper warranty, a one-year 12,000-mile, extended warranty, and a five-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

∫ The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education approved the district’s student code of conduct for the 2019-20 school year, which included an elementary code for the first time.

The board also approved purchasing new lights and lamp supplies throughout the district for $347.80 from Voss Lighting.

∫ The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education extended contracts for Superintendent Carl Seiter, Hillman Jr./Sr. High School Principal Bill Lake, and Hillman Elementary School Principal Pam Rader through the 2020-21 school year. Salaries will be determined at a later date.

The retirement of paraprofessional Jean Manning, effective Oct. 1, was accepted and the Jr./Sr. High School course guide for the school year was approved.

∫ The Rogers City Area Schools Board of Education approved hiring Josh Brege as an industrial arts teacher and Richard Waite as a science teacher.

The board voted to accept Schools of Choice students for the 2019-20 school year and the student handbook for the elementary school and the middle/high school.

∫ The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education approved substitute pay rates for paraprofessionals at $11.50 an hour, support staff at $10.50 an hour, and certified teachers at $100 for full day and $50 for half day for daily teachers, and $130 for full day for long-term teachers.

The board also updated the district’s five-year common calendar through the 2023-24 school year ,with winter break scheduled for Dec. 22, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024 and spring break scheduled for March 18 to 22, 2024.

∫ The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees approved bussing for participants in the TRiO Talent Search program to visit universities during for the 2019-20 school year for $32,149.

The board approved purchasing a pediatric simulator from Gaumard, along with a bedside virtual monitor accessory, a three-year service for pediatric simulators, and a one-day training and installation service, for a price not to exceed $34,268.