Local school board ROUNDUP

Recent actions by school boards in Northeast Michigan:

∫ Twenty people have applied for superintendent at Alpena Public Schools, according to school board President Gordon Snow. Snow said the board will meet on Aug. 20 to discuss which candidates will be interviewed and finalize the questions the board wants to ask each candidate.

“I can tell you that references are being contacted and other information about the applicants is being gathered and compiled,” Snow said in an email to The News.

The board will hold the first round of interviews at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26. The second round of interviews will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 3.

∫ The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday conducted the first reading of a change in the college’s sexual misconduct policy. Colleges across the nation were required by the U.S. Department of Education to update their policies by Aug. 14.

ACC spokesman Jay Walterreit said one of the main changes is different ways of investigating accusations.

The Board of Trustees is expected to conduct its final reading during its next meeting, scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday.

∫ Posen Consolidated Schools Board of Education in July approved Superintendent Michelle Wesner’s contract, according to the district’s board minutes for July. Wesner did not receive a raise because of a districtwide wage freeze.

The district also plans to approve ballot language for a new sinking fund tax proposal during its next meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday. The district’s current sinking fund is set to expire in 2021 and pays for construction or improvements to building and grounds. The new sinking fund would allow the district to pay for technology, too.

Ken Wozniak, who has served on the Posen school board for 21 years, has decided not to seek reelection.


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