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Changes made to extra-duty assignments

Brady students will see several changes in activity sponsors and athletic coaches during the coming school year.

School board members approved extra-duty assignments for the 2011-12 year during their regular monthly meeting Monday.

The resignation of previous physical education teacher and activities director TJ Nielsen left several spots open.

Andy Seamann of Maxwell, who was hired to fill the P.E. teaching position, will assume activities director duties.

Seamann will also serve as assistant football coach and junior high girls basketball coach.

David Jacobs, who replaces Ray Blede as industrial tech teacher, was named head boys basketball coach. Jacobs takes over for Rich Britten, who continues to teach social science and coach in other areas. No assistant boys basketball coach has been assigned.

Brian Fleming will serve as speech coach following the resignation of fifth-grade teacher and coach Dawn Jobman.

Fleming has been hired to teach English, replacing Dee Thompson.

Assistant speech coach will be Erin Duncan, who is teaching science following the resignation of Jacob Smith.

School board members chose to leave the track coaching assignments out of the approved extra-duty list for further discussion.

Porter suggested splitting the head track coaching duties into a boys head job and a girls head job with assistants for each.

He said large numbers of participants require more coaches for supervision. In addition, the negotiated agreement with the Brady Education Association calls for two coaches.

Britten has been a long-time coach of both boys and girls and has told the administration he is willing to continue to do both for one head coaching salary, Porter said.

School board members want more time to consider changes to the negotiated agreement as well as the need for additional track coaches.

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