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Board accepts resignations

Two teachers leave, three to get non-renewal notices.

Two of the five Brady Public School teachers who received notices earlier this month that their programs would be cut back are leaving the school system.

During their regular monthly meeting Monday night, the school board accepted resignations from industrial tech teacher Ray Blede and physical education instructor T.J. Nielsen, who also serves as activities director.

Blede plans to retire while Nielsen has accepted a position at Osceola Public Schools.

During a special meeting on April 4, the school board voted to approve intent notices for reduction in force of five programs. All together, nine classes were cut from industrial tech, P.E., family and consumer science, music and art.

The board issued the RIF notices in preparation for drastic state aid cuts. Should funding remain available, the board has said it will reinstate all five programs as they were previously.

State aid funding will not be finalized until July 1.

At Monday’s meeting, superintendent Bill Porter also informed the board he will deliver three notices for non-renewal of certified staff contracts before the April 15 deadline but said he would not reveal the teachers’ names yet.

Those three teachers have seven days following their receipt of the non-renewal notice to file for a review hearing.

Porter said rather than having the board vote to approve certified staff contract renewals for the 2011-12 school year, the contracts for remaining teachers will automatically roll over.

In other business, the board:

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