District patrons address Johnson-Brock School Board

(KLZA)-- The Johnson-Brock School Board received public comments on a number of topics to open the April Board meeting on Monday night.

Jim Rush of Tecumseh questioned if an agenda item to “approve or reject the resolution authorizing the district to enter into one or more lease purchase agreements / related documents” was an adequate description of the proposed action.

Later in the meeting, Board members unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Johnson-Brock School District to enter into one or more lease purchase agreements and related documents.

Discussion was held with the Board attorney and a D.A. Davidson investment company representatives regarding the building project prior to the vote.

Jim Gerking of Brock, compared his tax expenses between surrounding communities and the Johnson-Brock School District, pointing out that the Johnson-Brock expenses are much lower

Denice Rathbone of Auburn voiced concerns about a lack of transparency with the building addition to the school. Dave Baltsenperger of Johnson discussed respect between the Board and constituents and also raised concerns about the schools liability when the community uses the weight room and shop.

The Board voted to accept the resignations of Zadie Smith, 5th grade teacher and Brett Davis, Junior high Social Studies and Secondary Math teacher at the end of the school year.

A teaching contract for the next school year for Rick Schnacker to teach Physical Education was approved along with a contract for Nicole Teten to teach 5th grade during the 2023-24 school year.

Superintendent Jeff Koehler reported that both the Pre School classes and Kindergarten are full for next year.

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