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With residents in the Napoleon Area School District turning down a request for additional money in an income tax in May; the school board has been discussing how to raise revenue to keep current programs intact.    During the Wednesday night board session; the Napoleon board was to consider placing another tax issue before voters.   But the board pulled that issue from the agenda; and they want to gather more input before making a decision on a ballot issue.

The Napoleon Board approved re-hiring Dr. Steve Fogo as superintendent, after his retirement from the district.   He will return on a three-year contract at the same salary he retired at.

The board got good news in their premium for insurance coverage for property, liability and fleet.  That cost will be $84,502 for the next year; which is a decrease of about $2,300 from the past contract.

                        In personnel action; the Napoleon board accepted the resignation of boys basketball coach Tim Badenhop, and from girls softball coach Joe Meyer.         Resigning from the teaching staff at Napoleon schools was Robin Bruderly in the business and computer department, along with 8th grade reading teacher, Lindsay Friedman.     Also stepping down, are bus driver Rebecca Diehl, and NCTV director Elizabeth Frankart.

          New teachers hired for the Napoleon district at the Wednesday board meeting included Aaron Walston for 4th grade, Cami Haas for 5th Grade, and Jennifer Miller for intervention.   Ed Bevelhymer was also approved as an assistant custodian.

Two teachers were also transferred on the staff, with Kara Miller moving from Kindergarten to 2nd grade; and Suzanne Badenhop switching from 3rd grade to a Title-1 reading position.

The Napoleon board went into executive session to discuss land and employment of personnel; but no action was taken.


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