Pepin Board of Education hears end-of-year, summer updates

    In a regular meeting held May 23, the Pepin Area Schools Board of Education heard updates on activities and summer school.
    The minutes from the regular board meeting held April 25 were approved.
    District Administrator Bruce Quinton thanked student council advisor Lori Tulip for organizing the post-prom event, which 58 students participated in.
    Quinton also thanked Derick and Julianne Dahlen from Villa Bellezza for hosting prom, along with junior class advisors Kacey Moline and Nick Peters for organizing an outstanding prom.
    Quinton presented the board with a list of students who competed at state solo and ensemble, and congratulated those students on their accomplishments.
    Buildings and Grounds Committee member Tim Stajkowski updated the board on the three-year plan, and stated the committee reviewed requests made by the teachers, and added approved projects to the summer maintenance plan.
    Pupil Service Director Rachel Pommerening reported the summer school registration is up in numbers this year, and thanked Mrs. Riesgraf for her assistance. Grades 4-6 will be spending a day in the STEM shuttle doing hands-on activities. Pommerening also gave the board an update on the CESA Title I.
    Quinton presented a resignation from Terri Adler as elementary yearbook advisor, and Brenda Johnson as Title I aid and 7-8 art teacher. The board approved.
    Quinton presented a list of summer school staff. He thanked Barb Winberg and Jill Riesgraf for their hard work and dedication to student learning. The board approved the list.
    Quinton presented the 2016-17 WIAA membership, which has no fee this year. The board approved.
    Quinton also presented the three-year maintenance plan from the Buildings and Grounds Committee. The board approved.
    Quinton presented a donation from Villa Bellezza for the use of their facilities for prom, and a number of businesses for post-prom. The board approved the donations.
    Quinton reported the PreK-12 vocal and instrumental music position will be shared with Alma and Plum City, and is working on filling the tech ed position for next school year.
    The board approved vouchers totaling $214,603.92.
    The next regular board meeting will be held Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

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