LAKE LINDEN - The Lake Linden-Hubbell Board of Education approved a raise for Principal and Superintendent Craig Sundblad, after giving him a performance evaluation.
The board designated Sundblad's principal performance as "effective," and his superintendent performance as "highly effective." The designation is part of a new state requirement to register performance standards of each teacher and administrator.
Sundblad, who also reported on teacher evaluations later in the meeting, said he had given the evaluations with the understanding that an effective teacher is one who the district thinks is doing a good job.
"I'm perfectly comfortable with this," he said.
"Highly effective" and "effective" are the top options in the four-tiered system set up by the state, which also includes "minimally effective" and "ineffective."
Sundblad will receive a 1 percent pay raise commensurate with increases being given to faculty, in accordance with Personnel Committee recommendations.
In other action, the board:
accepted Sean Codere's resignation from his positions as coach of varsity boys basketball and junior varsity football. Athletic Director Gary Guisfredi said Codere, who had coached for nine years, resigned for personal reasons.
accepted Laura Zerbst's resignation as junior varsity girls basketball coach.
granted tenure to second-grade teacher Tina Dupuis.
granted third-year probation to art teacher Danielle Alfafara, special education teacher Melissa Corrigan, English teachers Heather Heinz and Jessica Klein, first-grade teacher Bridget Jarvi, social studies teacher Jennifer Saaranen, seventh-eighth grade biology teacher Nick Squires and counselor Micah Stipech.
eliminated a two-hour, part-time elementary school special education teaching position. Three special education teachers remain.
approved the 2012-13 middle school-high school master schedule.
approved a resolution authorizing the application for a special license for the All School Reunion to have a liquor license for the reunion dance on July 1.
approved the attendance of Maintenance Supervisor Dan LaVergne at the Efficiency United Commercial and Industrial Conference.
recognized Billy Autio for outstanding achievement at the State HOSA Conference and for advancing to the national competition in Orlando.
recognized Nick Trezona and Max Marcotte for being selected for the Expedition Isle Royale 2012 Summer Program.
approved 2011-12 scholarships as recommended by the Scholarship Committee.
approved the Copper Country Intermediate School District 2012-13 budget.
renewed Brad Codere's contract for elementary school coordinator.
approved NEOLA policy revisions, deleted NEOLA policy 3143 and revised NEOLA policy 7510 ("Use of School Facilities").
approved the post-issuance tax compliance policy for tax-advantaged debt obligations.