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School Board approves policy changes; personnel action

The Madison Central School Board approved and discussed several district policies during its meeting Monday.  

The board approved second reading of minor changes to policies involving board member conflict of interest, agenda format, preparation and dissemination, policy dissemination and administration in policy absence.  Superintendent Joel Jorgenson explained to board members the updates to the policies, which were some minor wording or information changes, and updates made to follow South Dakota Codified Law.

The board also held first reading of several district policies that included some minor changes as well.  Jorgenson said second reading of those policies will be held at the board’s November meeting. The board also acknowledged that a number of other district policies had been reviewed, but that no changes had been made to them.  

As part of the board’s personnel action on Monday, members approved the resignation of Lori Waldner as a high school office professional effective September 27th.  Superintendent Jorgenson said that the middle school office professional is moving to the high school position, so the district will be hiring a new person for the Middle School position.  

Jorgenson also said during Monday’s meeting that the district is in need of more substitutes, and that anyone interested in working as a substitute in different areas should contact the district.  

As part of the administrators’ reports during Monday’s meeting, Jorgenson also told the school board that demolition on the former Madison Care and Rehabilitation property that the school district is purchasing should start in the next couple of weeks.  The district is scheduled to take possession of the property in April of 2020.  


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