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School board accepts resignation of district’s business manager
February 22, 2010

Former employee rehired by district for the position

By Ryan Gueningsman
Managing Editor

DELANO, MN – At a special meeting Tuesday night, the Delano School Board accepted the resignation of the district’s business manger, Sarah Miller.

According to a resignation agreement, Miller resigned her employment, which will be effective June 30, 2010, at which time her present contract with the district expires.

Until that time, Miller is “on a non-disciplinary leave of absence for the period of Feb. 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010.”

Miller will receive a gross salary during that time period that is less than her full regular pay, the agreement noted.

She was also to have provided Superintendent Dr. John Sweet documentation identifying deadlines for projects and submissions she was working on before she went on leave, according to the agreement.

Miller began working with the district in fall 2004, Sweet said.

At the same meeting, the board entered into an employment contract with Mary Reeder for the position of business manager, according to the draft minutes from the meeting.

Reeder was previously employed by the Delano School District from 1998 to 2006 in payroll and accounting, and since 2006, Reeder has been employed by the Big Lake School District in accounting, Sweet said late last week. Reeder will begin her duties in Delano Monday, March 15.

At the same meeting, the board also continued discussion on a recent buildings and grounds committee report about facility needs, and also talked about the upcoming November election.

The board discussed balancing the state of the economy and the advisability of putting “high priority needs” on the ballot in November.

Sweet said a smaller-scale parent survey may be authorized by the board in the future to gauge reaction from parents who have students in the district.

The board will meet in regular session today, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Delano City Hall. At that time, the board will continue discussion on high priority facility needs, among other agenda items.


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