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January 6, 2009

Athletic co-op participation approved

Hamilton High School girls will continue to participate in a swimming program, thanks to School Board approval of a cooperative program. The Swim Program is offered at Menomonee Falls High School because Hamilton does not have a pool. The district has been a part of a cooperative team with Menomonee Falls School District for many years. Seven Hamilton girls were on the team this year, and 11 are expected next year.

Candidates to run for School Board

In the Superintendent’s Report, Kathleen Cooke, Ph.D., reported that the three incumbents whose positions are up for re-election this spring have filed papers to run for the School Board for another term. Deborah Briggs, whose position is designated from the Village of Butler, Lynn Kristensen, from Menomonee Falls, and Dawn Van Aacken, from the Town of Lisbon, filed papers to run again.

Van Aacken will be challenged by Ron Fricke for the Town of Lisbon seat. A primary election will not be necessary. The general election will be April 7.

School Board terms are three years.

Board members to attend state convention in Milwaukee

Several School Board members will attend the Wisconsin State Education Convention Jan. 21-23 at the Midwest Airlines Center. They plan to attend sessions to learn about board governance, strategies to promote student achievement and school finance matters.

Personnel business

In personnel business, the School Board appointed Kirsten Schlaman as a full-time Woodside special services paraprofessional.