Early payment of debt saves taxpayers
Board members took action to pay down District debt early through a process known as defeasance. The District will place money from its debt service fund into an escrow account to defease $5.23 million of debt from the 2018 referendum for construction of Silver Spring Intermediate School and Hamilton High School additions. The move will save taxpayers $2.4 million in interest costs over the course of the bonds and will result in a more steady mill rate. The School Board approved the additional levy in October.
Maple Avenue Elementary School in Spotlight
Maple Avenue Elementary School Principal Katie Ritchie presented a School Spotlight video highlighting the 2023 Art Crawl.
Contracted CESA services will continue
The Hamilton School District has utilized services provided by Cooperative Education Services Agency (CESA #1) to assist students who are at-risk, students who are not succeeding in the traditional school environment and/or students with specialized needs regarding educational services. CESA offers a variety of programs in Special Education and credit attainment. Board members approved continuing these services for the 2023-24 school year.
In personnel matters
The School Board approved the resignations of:
- Adriane Sendzik, Special Education Teacher at Silver Spring Intermediate School, effective end of school year; and
- Luke Marks, Paraprofessional- Special Services at Silver Spring Intermediate School, effective March 14.
The School Board approved the appointments of:
- Amanda Satka, Paraprofessional- Special Services at Maple Avenue Elementary School, effective March 8; and
- James Trotter, Custodian I, p.m. at Woodside Elementary School, effective March 13.