Oskaloosa — The Oskaloosa school board Monday night discussed the procedure for replacing a board member who resigned at the August meeting and a custodian who resigned at Monday's meeting, Supt. Jim White said this morning.
The board will advertise this week for individuals interested in replacing former board member Nancy Thompson, and will hold a special meeting Oct. 1 for interviews. White said the board will select the new member at its Oct. 8 meeting.
Board members accepted the resignation of Bob Sample, former custodian of the Oskaloosa High School, and will receive applications for the position through Friday. They hope to hire a new custodian by next week, White said.
In other business, the board:
Introduced five new teachers: Pat Foster, Vikki Metzger, Carole Conwell, Therese Kenkel, all teaching at Oskaloosa Elementary School, and Neil Weltha, of the high school.
Reported the current enrollment in Oskaloosa schools to be 563 students, up 16 from last year.
Reviewed and revised the board policy handbook, which members will study for another month and approve at the October meeting.
Discussed the board and district goals. White will compile a list to present to members at the next meeting.
Voted to incorporate the Parents as Teachers program through the Northeast Kansas Educational Services Center.
Approved adding two new roll-up basketball goals in the high school gymnasium at a total cost of $4,900. White said they should be installed by the start of basketball season.
Reappointed White to the Oskaloosa Recreation Commission.
Talked about changing district boundaries to encompass potential population shifts. White will review current census figures and the board will continue the discussion at the next meeting.