North Mercer Board of Education accepts four resignations, adds baseball for 2017

North Mercer Board of Education accepts four resignations, adds baseball for 2017

North Mercer’s Board of Education last night approved increases to the teacher salary schedule and for other staff members; decided on having a baseball team next year; and elected officers.

Five teachers will be recognized for years of service during an awards ceremony on the last day of school at Mercer.

Information provided by the school shows the board approved a 750 dollar increase for the salary schedule, setting the base salary at 27 thousand, 500 dollars.

Also approved was a two point eight percent increase for other staff members.

Four resignations were accepted. They are from high school secretary Heather Miller and paraprofessionals Tori Hauge, Danessa Derry, and Ashley Moore. The board offered Melissa Hill of Mercer, a contract for communication arts. She’s currently on the staff of the Chariton, Iowa school district. A music education contract was offered with details released upon acceptance.

Spring baseball was approved for the 2016-17 school year. North Mercer will play the games away from home due to lack of a baseball field at Mercer.

The 21st century grant application was approved to be submitted. The first year of the anticipated grant is 400 thousand dollars. This involves five area schools.

The oath of office was given to Jennifer Wilson and Tracy Meinecke.

Elected as officers were Gregg Widner as president, Tracy Meinecke as Vice President, and Julie Graham as Secretary– Treasurer.

The board was given the itinerary for the senior class trip to Daytona Beach, Florida from May 1st to the 5th.