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The financial situation was discussed for the Napoleon school board of education Monday night, and teaching contracts were approved for the coming school year.   Varsity Coaches that do not teach had their contracts approved during the Monday session, including Tim Badenhop in basketball, Chris Delfavero in boys soccer, Mike Murphy in girls soccer, Sean Sonnenberg in swimming, Nathan Butler in girls tennis, Natasha Buehrer and Dawn Cerrone,  along with Mike Nye in Water polo.

The five-year financial forecast indicates Napoleon schools are spending 700,000 more dollars than they are taking-in this year.   That’s even with a pay freeze for all employees.  It’s likely more reductions will have to take place without additional revenue.

The update on the Napoleon school facilities project indicates the new electrical service will be installed at the high school in July.  Foundation work for the junior high addition could get underway in August or September, and continue through the winter and spring.       Concerning Napoleon’s attempt to purchase land for the new elementary building, a mediation session with the property owner is set for sometime in June.

                                    The Napoleon school board accepted the resignation of Paula Miller as kindergarten teacher, after serving the district for 36 years.             

               Other resignations included high school social studies teacher Heather Shearer, and aides-Kaycee Shaeffer and Theresa Weaver.       New additions to the Napoleon staff include Sarah Aschemeier in high school math.

And lunch prices will be going up by 15 cents for the next school year, affecting grades kindergarten through adult.   No changes were made in the price for breakfast.


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