Teutopolis Board Acts on Host of Personnel Moves


Published on February 13 2018 3:03 pm
Last Updated on February 13 2018 3:03 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

The Teutopolis school board Monday acted on a host of personnel moves.

Board members re-employed building principals Pat Drees, Angie Sheehan and Greg Beck for the 2018-19 school year.

The Board approved these resignations or retirements: Julie Probst as teacher as of the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Karen Buhnerkempe as teacher effective at the end of this school year, Troy Bierman as teacher, high school fall baseball assistant coach and high school spring girls track coach effective at the end of this school year, Amanda Charters as teacher aide as of February 2, and Bobby Brummer as high school assistant soccer coach.

Board members approved to hire: Maria Tegeler as 8th grade girls basketball coach, Jordan Pals as junior high Science and PE teacher, Elizabeth King as high school English teacher, Bethany Donaldson as junior high Language Arts teacher, Rachel Buening as a student working in the Diversified Occupations class for 2018-19 only as a grade school teacher aide, Kent Probst and Jim Hakman as volunteers with high school boys tennis, and Bob Schumacher as a volunteer with high school girls softball.

Also Monday, the Teutopolis board approved a senior class trip to Chicago on April 25, approved the 2018-19 school calendar with teachers starting on Wednesday, August 15, students for a half-day on Thursday, August 16, and a full day of student attendance on Friday, August 17, and amended the current school year calendar to account for an emergency day used on January 12.

Board members approved continuing with the Regional Office of Education for alternative education programs for next school year including FOCUS, Tri-Star Academy Safe Schools, New Approach, and the Aspire Alternative High School. The Board tentatively set high school graduation for Sunday, May 13 at 2:30pm and junior high promotion tentatively for Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm; and approved allowing a Trapshooting Club to use the Teutopolis school logo, school colors and school name.

The Board also reviewed district goals as to what has been done and what needs to be completed; held a discussion on textbooks; and got reports on summer worker needs, fan behavior at sporting events, Freedom of Information Act requests, revenue received from the Shelby and Cumberland County sales taxes, and the high school facility and upcoming meeting on March 5.