The St. Francis School Board reached agreement Jan. 27 on the hiring of independent counsel to review a case that has resulted in Superintendent Ed Saxton and Director of Human Resources David Lindberg being placed on paid administrative leave.
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.
On Dec. 16, our family received the greatest gift possible. My eldest son and his wife became parents for a second time. I’m sure Jay Steven Saxton will be told time and time again that he was a holiday gift; and I dare say, no gift receipt was requested.
By the time this article is printed and delivered, Independent School District 15 students and their families will have completed the first third of their school year. Our community has had the opportunity to be involved and engaged with students progressing through the 2013-14 educational journey.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 is election day. Our district residents will select four school board members to serve our community. One of the positions will be a two-year term, while the other three positions will be four years in length. Please mark that day on your calendar and plan a trip to the polls.
The increase in school bus traffic on the roads is a sure sign that the regular school year is underway. What may have been a bus or two on a summer field trip has now increased substantially as numerous students are transported to schools in every community.