The Hamburg School Board held a special meeting to decide which Principal to let go, but no decision was reached after 3 1/2 hours, and the decision was tabled until another meeting to be held on March 14.
The Hamburg School Board held a special meeting on March 11 to discuss a potential business manager contract and discuss which Principal would be let go.
The first half hour of the meeting was spent combing through the business manager contract, discussing wording, salary, insurance, and job duties. Changes were suggested by the Board, and the contract will be revised before negotiations with the candidate, Kristin Wood.
At Board President Dave Mincer’s request, Superintendent Jay Lutt explained to the audience that the Board would be going into closed session to discuss the principals, and that the process after a decision would be for the secretary to send one of the candidates a letter saying he was being considered for termination. That candidate would then have five days to file a written request for a hearing with an Administrative Law Judge. If the candidate did not file a request for hearing or did not do so in time, termination proceedings would commence.
Lutt said that, once the Board completed its closed session, it would come back out and a motion would be made to terminate one of the positions. When asked why there was no open forum at this meeting, Lutt said that they were not required to have one in a special meeting.
The Board then went into closed session and went to a separate room to discuss the candidates. The community members waiting to hear a decision from the Board waited 3 1/2 hours before the Board came back out and made a motion to table the decision. The Board set another special meeting for March 14 at 6:30 p.m. to continue the decision-making process.
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