HOLYROOD — After the resignation of Brian Smith as principal of Wilson schools, USD 112 has hired Randy Fox from the Winfield school district to replace Smith.
“We feel very good about selection,” said the new Superintendent of Central Plains, Jim Runge. Fox has worked in various positions K-12 for Winfield, which Runge said will be important for the position at Wilson.
Smith resigned to take a superintendent’s job Center School District.
The USD 112 School District met at its regular meeting on Monday night in Holyrood. The school board welcomed new members Jacob Charvat, Wilson, and Tony Zink, rural Claflin.
Ron Etchison was named board president, and Michelle Brokes was named vice-president. Diane Ney was reappointed as clerk.
Runge reported that the district’s total valuation has risen. USD 112 covers five counties.
The board approved selling an old school bus, which will be listed on Purplewave.
Runge also reported that the district is in need of substitute bus drivers and an assistant junior high basketball coach.
This board meeting was the first meeting for the new superintendent who started on July 1. He thought the meeting went very well and was very productive for the board’s first meeting.
Cody Smith from Alliance Insurance was present to explain the district’s insurance. He said that the district’s worker’s compensation ratio is too high and needs to be brought down. He explained that before former Superintendent Steve Woolf left, the district had added a deductible to help address the issue.
The location of the district’s Oiler mascot display, which will be at Central Plains High School, was tabled for the next meeting as well as the tennis court resurfacing.
The board also approved providing student insurance in case of student injury and approval of the Emergency Safety Intervention Policy.
On the consent agenda were organization and procedural items for 2013-14.