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Local school board ROUNDUP

A roundup of recent activity by Northeast Michigan school boards:

∫ The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education approved a Gay-Straight Alliance Club at Alpena High School.

The board also adopted a new policy that prohibits any officer, agent, or employee of the board from referring a student for an abortion or assisting a student in obtaining an abortion.

New online courses from K-12 Kickstand were also approved, along with the district’s Career and Technical Education Program’s Civil Rights compliance plan.

Alpena High School science teacher Alanna Grulke, parochial schools music teacher Julie Wood, and Sanborn Elementary School cafeteria helper Trevia LeClair were hired by the district in August.

∫ The Hillman Community Schools Board of Education approved a new security camera system for $39,558 and a new roof for the wing of Hillman Elementary School that was added in 1985 for $26,850.

The board also hired Joseph Mercer as a junior/senior high school math teacher, Jenny Taratuta as varsity girls basketball coach, Kayla Nichols and Kim Weiland as sixth-grade class advisers, and Lisa Applegren and Kelly Burwell as ninth-grade class advisers.

∫ The Posen Consolidated Schools Board of Education approved yearly contracts with teachers and support staff. Superintendent Michelle Wesner said the board approves contracts on a year-to-year basis to keep the district out of a budget deficit.

The board accepted a resignation from Karl Gambrau as junior varsity basketball coach.

∫ The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Trustee Kevin Brown.

The board also approved intra-district Schools of Choice so students from other ESDs can attend Pied Piper School.