Crivitz School Board elects same officers

Shirley Prudhomme

CRIVITZ – At a brief annual re-organization meeting on Monday, May 6 Crivitz School Board by unanimous vote returned all officers to their previous positions. They are Amy Grandaw, President; Kayla Ihde, Vice President; Kris Heidewald, Clerk and Lyle Cherry, Treasurer.

Newly elected board member Kim Hanson, who replaced Gary Huc on the board as a result of the April 2 election, was assigned to the Policy/Curriculum Committee. Grandaw said she believes this is the ideal assignment for a first-term board member since they get an oversight of all the policies and curriculum issues the board deals with. Others assigned to that committee are Ihde and Heidewald.

On the Personnel/Negotiations Committee are Grandaw, Heidewald and Mike Frievalt.

Finance Committee consists of Cherry, Sonny Graese and Ihde.

Grandaw, Graese and Frievalt were assigned to the Buildings, Grounds, Transportation & Technology Committee.

The board once again designated Associated Bank, Stephenson National Bank and Trust, and the Local government Investment Pool as official depositories for district funds.

For many years the district’s legal counsel has been Atty. Jim Kalny, from the Amundsen Davis, LLC (formerly Davis & Kuelthau, S.C.), or one of his associates. However, the board was advised that the law firm has been sold to a firm from Chicago and Kalny and his associates who worked with Crivitz will not be employees of the new owners. Asked to decide if they wanted to stay with the firm under its new owners, or with Kalny and his associates, who are based in Green Bay, the entire board promptly declared in favor of Kalny, who as one said, “...has been with us forever!” The vote naming him Legal Counsel for the district was unanimous.

The board approved Heidewald to again serve as the District’s CESA-8 representative, and to officially represent the district at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) convention in June. Other board members can attend the convention if they choose, but Heidewald will be the voting representative. Heidewald also currently serves on the WASB Board of Control.

Other action at the brief board meeting included approving Tricia Gigante as a substitute teacher and Lisa Bieber as a substitute school nurse. Superintendent Kelly Robinson noted Bieber was helping out during the Crivitz stay at Camp Bird that week.

As a formality, the board approved policies as proposed by NEOLA.

The next regular meeting of the School Board, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, will include a discussion on results of the recently completed community survey in regard to school facilities needs, including possible construction or extensive remodeling of the existing elementary building. Other items on the agenda for that meeting include approving individuals to fill several positions, summer school teachers, a proposed student trip to Mexico, administrative and support staff compensation and considering proposals for desktop computers and Chromebooks.


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