New members sworn in, board approves increases in cost of school lunches, substitute pay
By Adam Hocking
MARSHFIELD — New school board members Frances Bohon and Mary Carney took their oaths of office Wednesday, May 13, and the board also appointed the officer positions of president, vice president, treasurer, and clerk.
Marlene Stueland will remain school board president. Randell Kruger, the former board vice president, was eliminated in his bid for re-election during the February primary, and board member Amber Kiggens-Leifheit was appointed as the new vice president Wednesday night. Pete Mancl will retain his role as board treasurer, and Dorothy Chaney will take over the role of board clerk for Mark Critelli, who was defeated in the April election.
In voting action
The board voted to increase the cost of school breakfasts and lunches by 10 cents per meal for the 2015-16 school year.
In addition, the board moved to raise the rate of pay for short-term substitute teachers from $95 to $100 per day.
“Substitute pay in central Wisconsin is not real high, but ours ranks toward the bottom,” Mancl said.
Short-term substitutes are those that would be in a classroom for less than 20 days. Mancl said that based on last year’s numbers, the increase would project to cost the district an additional $9,500 per year.