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Eads School Board Approves All Personnel Contracts for 2018-2019

The Eads School Board met in regular session on Monday night and approved all contracts for the 2018-2019 school year including the approval of non-probationary, probationary, administrative, coaching, unclassified and classified personnel.  The board also accepted the resignation of para-professional Lindsey Barlow who will join a new training program at SE BOCES as a school guidance counselor.  The district will more than likely be looking at a full-time para position; and possibly two depending on what the need of the students will be next year.

Trey Eder, district Athletic Director, gave an update on the spring sports.  The weather has really hampered both the baseball and track teams, as many postponements and re-scheduling has been the rule.  The baseball team is doing much better than anyone ever expected, based on the numbers that was thought to come out originally.  They are very young, but managed to finish as runner-up in the conference with Holly, a very tough team, dominating everyone.  Eder went on to explain that it looks like no one except the league tournament champion will go on to the state playoffs as the RPI has been really detrimental to the teams in this conference this year.  For instance, Eads’ RPI has been affected by four forfeits on teams they are forced to play in the conference.  Also, the city and I70 teams look to be getting more deference toward post-season including Longmont Christian and Stratton/Liberty because of the RPI statistics that is based on, in part, who they play.

Eder went on to tell the board that the track teams have finally started to roll and two school records were broken the day before.  Zach Haase broke a 28-year-old triple jump record and the 800M Sprint Medley Relay team broke their own record set last year.  So far it looks like nearly every athlete may be in line to qualify for the state track meet to be held in mid-May.

High School principal, Betsy Barnett, reported on some items of interest going on at the high school.  She stated the FLBA had taken a large contention to the state convention in Vail over the past week.  One team, the American Enterprise team consisting of Hadlie Rittgers, Trey McDowell, and Kaylee Wilson, qualified for nationals to be held in Baltimore, MD after placing 3rd at the state level.  The FFA group also attended their state CDEs over the weekend.  Barnett also stated that the eligibility list has been the best she’s seen it since being principal and gives credit to the mentor program that the junior class developed around the middle of the school year.  It has proven very beneficial for many students.  She also stated that Mr. Wagner’s science students have been collaborating with a STEM school in Highlands Ranch and it has been interesting to see the differences in perspectives come together in order to solve problems.  Barnett wrapped up her report by reminding the board of a number of events coming up in May including the banquets, concerts, and graduations.

The board approved the installment of a new HVAC system in the Agriculture Education building.  This will include air-conditioning and heat in the classroom section and heat in the workshop.  The heating system at the ag building recently burned up which luckily didn’t cause any damage except directly to the plastic pipes nearby.  They also approved moving the preschool back to the original space in the Eads Elementary building and away from the current space on Maine Street.  The 2018-2019 preschool will begin classes in the new “old” space.

Superintendent Glenn Smith also informed the board on other items of interest including details on the ongoing security plan.  Primary changes will include new door locks, cameras, updated phone system, and staff training.  The security committee will also be exploring other ideas that may include conceal carry options. There is a team of experts coming from Littleton to walk through the school and give Smith their recommendations, so Smith will have more info for the board in the upcoming meetings. 

The rest of discussion items were tabled as they had no direct effect on the district at this time. 
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