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The Mount Ayr Community Schools board of directors made some significant decisions at a special meeting held Monday, March 28.
The board approved the hiring of three teachers.
Isaac Vos will teach high school social studies.
Mackenzie Slykhuis will teach at the elementary.
Cole Corson will also teach at the elementary, and will serve as assistant high school football coach for the 2022 season and co-head high school baseball in the 2023 season.
The board accepted resignations from three staff members.
Earlier this spring the board had hired Jennifer Stabach as an elementary teacher, but due to unexpected circumstances, Stabach will be unable to fulfill that contract. The board accepted her resignation.
Other resignations came from librarian Beverly Brown and district human resources director Jennifer Bishop.
The board approved a new two-year contract with certified staff for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 school years.
The 22-23 contract increases the base salary by $2,000 to $32,306 with no increases in steps on the salary schedule.
The contract also increases coaching stipends as percentages of the base salary:
Head varsity – 10%
Assistant varsity – 7%
Junior high – 6%
Prom sponsor/cheer coach – 4%
The new contract also provides a change in emergency leave. Those teachers who have exhausted their five days for emergency leave may now use five days from their unused sick leave as additional emergency leave.
Salaries for classified staff have yet to be determined.
The contract for 23-24 includes a memo of understanding that all certified staff will move down one step on the salary schedule with at least a $500 increase on the base salary.