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Bree Lessar hired as La Veta Principal

LA VETA- Minutes after Bree Lessar presented a report on the master schedule to the La Veta School Board on Monday, the Board voted unanimously to hire her as the Junior/Senior high principal.  She is replacing superintendent David Seaney, who has been doing both those jobs, as well as being the Super. 

    The master schedule evaluation shows strong support amongst students and teachers for the seventh period and class length in the school day. The survey also shows strong support for keeping sports as the final period.  Also, both students and teachers strongly support the morning nutrition break, with everyone feeling it positively affects student’s performance through the rest of the day.

    After an executive session, Seaney’s contract as superintendent was renewed for the 2009-2010 school year.

    In an informational presentation, David Enke told the Board about a used sound system they could purchase for the gymnasium that would be half the price of a new system they were considering, and put out 3,000 watts instead of the proposed 250 watts.  The Board was enthusiastic, and asked to come back next week with a plan to “fly” the speakers up in the rafters of the gym.

    In another informational presentation, Mike Moore, representing Energy Unlimited, Inc. told the Board about a new proposal to build a wind farm out east of Walsenburg on the Busch ranch.  The energy company is hoping to fast-track the project and have it operating by the end of 2010, producing up to 300 megawatts of power.­

    In other business, the Board agreed to pursue looking at purchasing three new laptops for the third, fourth and sixth grades, to hook up to existing projectors, and to have Seaney look for a second bidder on repairing or replacing the roofs on the elementary and the junior/senior high buildings.

    Finally, the board wants to meet with the staff during teacher appreciation week to get their feedback on a climate survey the teachers had filled out.