Coleman School Board Okays Budget Revisions
Coleman"The Coleman School Board approved revisions to the district's 2016-17 budget totaling $170,040 at its monthly meeting on Monday, June 19.
The budget revisions do not change the total budgeted expenditure appropriations, which remains at $5,228,357. It simply moves existing budgeted money in between line items. The biggest change was adding $167,740 to central services, roughly $110,000 of which went toward purchasing Chrome-books according to superintendent/high school principal Doug Polomis.
The board also accepted the retirement of kitchen staff member Jeanne Markiewicz, who has been with the district for the last 27 years.
"We have been very blessed and, more importantly, are students have been very blessed for the last 27 years to have Jeanne in the elementary kitchen," Polomis said.
The board approved the resignations of freshman/JV football coach Chris Gould, middle school football coach Bob Thielmann (who held the position for 38 years), middle school assistant football coach Tim Bittner, prom advisor Katherine Schermer and senior class advisor Heidi Delzer, along with a string of hirings " Danielle Wyss as a third grade teacher, Sherry Christianson as a fourth grade teacher, Jodi Karas as a data information specialist, Jodi Graetz as a data information specialist, Don Engebregtsen as an archery advisor, Tony Gruber as an archery advisor, Chris Gould as the middle school football coach, Jeremy Gross as assistant middle school football coach, Carrie Manning as girls JV basketball coach, Cindi Wautier and Laurie St. Louis as prom co-advisors, Kyle Johnson as a volunteer cross country coach and Robert Doersam as band director.
Wyss has prior experience student teaching in Peshtigo and as a long-term substitute teacher in Marinette. Christianson previously taught in Wabeno, Wisconsin and Board President Ryan Wendt noted that a parent from the area had approached him and offered high praise for her. Doersam comes to Coleman from Black Hawk High School in South Wayne.
All retirement, resignations and hirings were unanimously approved with the exception of the hiring of Jodi Graetz, for which Jamie Graetz abstained.
In his high school principal's report, Polomis noted that graduation had been held on Saturday, May 27, with 58 seniors earning their diplomas. He also congratulated all of Coleman's spring sports teams. The boys golf team made it to state for the first time in school history; the softball team made it to sectionals and won the conference title for the first time in school history; the baseball team won its ninth conference title and made it to the sectional final, while pitcher Matt Osterberg was named the Division 3 state player of the year by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association; and the boys track team, consisting of Josh Pillath and Gunnar Patz, won the state championship for a second straight year.
Polomis noted that Coleman athletics has won a state title or had a runner-up finish every year since 2010, remarking how impressive that accomplishment is for a district of Coleman's size.
The next monthly board meeting will take place on Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m.
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