School board accepts resignation of Principal Andy Peterson

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The Clayton Ridge Community School board accepted the resignation of Andy Peterson, principal and athletic director, when it met in regular session on June 10.

Peterson has been employed as a principal at Clayton Ridge since 2015. He has accepted a position as principal at Carver Elementary School in Dubuque. The board also accepted the resignation of his spouse, Leeann Peterson, a teacher associate. 

Board members in attendance at the monthly meeting were John Heying, Kathy Ihde, Alicia Helle, Mike Finnegan and Jason Reimer.

A work session preceded the regular meeting. It was the board's consensus to advertise for two separate positions — principal and athletic director. The board also discussed the open business education teacher position. 

The board set fees for the coming school year, with book rent to remain the same and lunch prices to increase by five cents. 

Middle school teacher Laurie Smith and three students gave a presentation using technology on "The Presidential Republic." 

Jeff Hoeger spoke to the board about adding concrete pads and sidewalks to the fields, playground and concession area at Garnavillo campus. Hoeger and Superintendent Wahls will meet for further discussion and bring bids to the July meeting.

The board heard an update from the superintendent on the 2018 building projects. Iowa Virtual Academy Head of Schools Steve Hoff reported on enrollment, staffing, a field trip and the graduation ceremony. The board denied 36 open enrollment applications to attend the Iowa Virtual Academy.

The second reading of the wellness policy was approved, and members discussed the peanut allergy policy. 

The board okayed a vacation buy-back to reimburse Supt. Wahls $100 per day for up to ten days of unused vacation from the 2018-19 fiscal year. 

The next meeting will be held July 11 at 1 p.m. in Guttenberg. 

(Taken from board minutes by David Schlueter, edited by Shelia Tomkins)

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