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Emmetsburg School Board Conducts New School Year Business

By Staff | Jul 28, 2011

Business related to the start of the 2011-2012 school at Emmetsburg Community Schools was among the items considered by members of the Board of Education on July 18, during the regular meeting of the board.

Board members considered one contract and two volunteer positions. Per the recommendation of Athletic Director Joe Carter, the board approved Bruce Nelson, Marc Riley, and Rick Jones as volunteer assistant football coaches. They also approved Food Service Director Deb Goeders’s recommendation to offer a food service contract to Esperanza (Espee) Hemann.

“Espee has been filling in for one of the gals who retired and is doing a good job,” Superintendent John Joynt shared with the board.

“We retired two out of Food Service and we’re replacing two?” asked Don Hagen, board member.

“We’re replacing two. We’re replacing one as needed. Rosa Russo will come in part-time when they need help with some of the more labor-intensive food products,” said Joynt.

In other business, milk bids and bread bids were reviewed for the coming school year. Two bids were received for bread from IBC Sales Corporation (Hostess Brands and Wonder) and McNally Bake Shop.

“McNally has pulled their bid because they’re going to be closed for remodeling this fall, so we’ll award the contract to IBC,” Joynt said.

Milk bids were submitted by Anderson-Erickson, Dean Foods, and Robert’s Dairy. Anderson-Erickson quoted the low bid.

“Deb Goeders recommended we go with Anderson-Erickson because they submitted the low bid with skim milk, which we use the most,” said Joynt. “We contract with them now and they provide pretty good service.”

The board voted unanimously to award the bread contract to IBC Sales Corporation and the milk contract to Anderson-Erickson.

Board Secretary Pat Swanson reminded the board members that four board seats are up for re-election on Sept. 13. Those seats include: Don Hagen, Linda Tienter, Steve Pelzer, and Laure Egland.

“Nomination papers are due by Aug. 4,” Swanson shared.