By Justin Jaech
The Times 

Dayton School Board update


DAYTON – The Dayton School Board met at 6 p.m. on July 19, 2023, in the high school library. School board members present were Chair Jeffrey McCowen, Grant Griffen, and Zac Fabian. Aneesha Dieu was not present. Superintendent Rich Stewart was also present. No members of the public attended in person or by using Zoom.

The board approved the consent agenda, including the approval to hire Sam Korslund as the middle school head football coach and the resignation of Kelly Steinhoff as a middle school LAP paraprofessional.

Stewart said online school registration would begin on August 1 and in-person on August 17, 2023. This is the first year the district will offer online registration. It will be available on the district’s website using Skyward management software.

Discussing team building, Stewart spoke about efforts to increase communications with the staff. He said the staff may be interested in the levy and capital projects campaign. He told the board that the August 9, 2023 retreat may help members move forward as a team.

Stewart introduced the book “Learning by Doing,” which Stewart and the school principals are reviewing.

The board tabled approving the hiring of Zac Fabian as a High School Assistant Football Coach since, as he is a sitting board member, only two members could vote on the issue.

The board accepted the sole bid for dairy services for the second year. Only one bid was received for heating and fuel oil, and the board voted to open the fuel contract up for bid again.

The board went into an executive session to evaluate complaints brought against a public officer or employee. After about ten minutes, they returned to vote against granting a leave of absence for paraprofessional Amber McDonald before adjourning the meeting at 6:49 p.m.


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