The District 15 School Board voted unanimously March 10 to ratify an independent consultant’s recommendation that former human resources director David Lindberg, who left his position amid controversy Jan. 8, should be discharged or terminated from his role.
The Independent District 15 School Board and St. Francis City Council have voted in agreement that the school district and city should share costs to increase police presence in the schools for safety and educational purposes.
Area school districts have pledged that children will never be denied lunch after a report by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid found that a number of Minnesota school districts deny children a noon meal if they cannot pay for it. Some literally take meals out of children’s hands and toss them in the garbage while kids watch.
Newly elected for a two-year term on the St. Francis School Board, Betsy Roed says that the opportunity had been on her radar for a few years.
St. Francis School District Superintendent Ed Saxton has been placed on paid administrative leave, effective Jan. 21, as the school board investigates allegations made against him by the former director of human resources who Saxton dismissed with a letter Jan. 8.
After 20 years of service as a counselor at St. Francis Middle School, the recently retired Barbara Jahnke has begun an elected term on the District 15 School Board.