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Hillsboro High principal Zimmerman moves on
He is one of four staffers to resign
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Hillsboro High School/Middle School Principal Greg Zimmerman has decided to move on at the completion of the school year that is just beginning.

His resignation was one of several announced at the regular School Board meeting Monday night. The resignation, effective June 30, 2016, was accepted by the Board with a few abstentions.

Other resignations accepted by the board were offered by 4K/EC teacher Ashley Shaw, custodian Tom Sake and Middle School cheer advisor Teresa Krajco.

Other personnel decisions were the hiring of Kelly Ravenscroft as a full-time 4K teacher, Jennifer Grainger as a 60% 4K teacher, and John Rick as a custodian.

In the administrative reports section of the meeting, Elementary School Principal Cara Wood announced that the official enrollment for the new school year is 274 students.

She also reported that the new student drop-off regulations for the circle drive are in effect and seem to be very worthwhile with better traffic patterns. She suggested consideration of signage for entrance to the drive.

The after school Plus One program started Monday and will have a visit by the Department of Public Instruction in October.

Zimmerman reported a High School and Middle School student enrollment of 267.

He also reported that the ACT results have been posted. Individual reports will be sent to students’ homes this week along with a letter of explanation.

As a response to a student survey conducted last November, the School Improvement Committee has recommended the creation of a homeroom at the start of the school day.

Home room will be 10 minutes long (8:04-8:14 a.m.) and, thanks to Bob Bothe. is grouped according to high school (grades 9-12) and middle school (grades 7-8).

School Superintendent Curt Bisarek reported that four students were working to increase communication about the school district through the use of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The address is #HSDGoTigers

Later in the meeting, Middle School Language Arts teacher Chris Koopman offered a presentation on this program that will feature students publicizing the school through the use of social media.

The Superintendent also reported that state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), Chairman of the Education Committee, has announced that he would like to “leave education alone for a while.” Bisarek offered no comment on that development, but had a definite smile on his face.

He also gave a brief update on the Community Education Cooperative plans. The first phase is manufacturing and the second phase will taking a look at adding medical and food lab programs and/or customer relations/social media.

Bisarek, labeling it a “great start” to the 2015-2016 school year, announced that enrollment is up 19 students from last year.

In other business, the Board:

• Discussed a possible Parent/Fan Code of Conduct, but took no action.

• Approved a Student Council request for a Sunday night activity consisting of flag football and a movie.

• Approved the traditional Alumni Basketball Tournament to be held Jan. 30, 2016 with proceeds going to the Boys Basketball Club.

• Approved five students attending the FFA National Convention.

• Approved resolution for Revenue Limit Exemption for Energy Efficiencies.

• Exchanged offers with the Hillsboro Education Association for base wage increase for 2015-2016.

• Approved seven Support Staff Level Movements.

• Approved Support Staff (Paraprofessionals and Secretaries) market adjustment.

• Approved 600s Policy Series Fiscal Management.

• Approved Policy 424: Participation of Non-Public School Students in District Programs and Activities.

• Approved 1st Reading of Policy 341: Educational Options:

• Approved 1st Reading of Policy 342: Notice of Special Needs Scholarship Program.

Following a Closed Session, the Board approved one-year contracts for the following: Athletic Director, Food Service Director, IT Director, Maintenance Director, CLC Coordinator, and Technology Integration Coach.

The Hillsboro School District annual meeting will be on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.

The next regular School Board meeting will be Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. in the High School Library.