About
| Address Change | Contact Us | Where to Buy | Subscriptions
Harbor Light News | Harbor Springs, MI


home : news : news May 28, 2016

8/21/2013 12:01:00 AM
Board approves items to start school year
With school bells soon ringing, members of the Harbor Springs Board of Education were forward-focused at their regular monthly meeting Monday, August 19, approving coaches, contracts, and events to kick off the 2013-2014 academic year.

New athletic director, Adam Wood, was approved as the varsity basketball coach. Wood, who coached and worked most recently in Charlevoix, is an extremely exciting addition to the Rams athletic staff, superintendent Mark Tompkins said in a phone interview Tuesday morning.

"We're thrilled to have him on board and look forward to seeing what he'll do with the program. We're already impressed with his work as the athletic director," Tompkins noted.

The board also approved a freshman girls volleyball team, with Katlyn Morse as coach.

In other athletic news, the district is hosting a two day "paint bee" at the Ottawa Stadium concession stand August 23-24.

"This Friday and Saturday, we are asking the community to come help us repaint the concession stand, which is, quite frankly, an eyesore right now," Tompkins said. "We are prepping the building this week, and we will be there painting from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. We have all the necessary equipment ready to go, and we'll provide lunch and snacks to anyone who comes to help."

Board members also approved one year support staff contracts. The biggest changes, in addition to state-mandated "hard caps" on health insurance, are as followings: there will be no salary increase unless the board is able to put $110,000 into savings at the end of the fiscal year (if that happens, a one-percent increase will occur); the first two snow days of the year will also be unpaid (last year, the district had nine snow days, all of which were paid).

"We'll be having a special board meeting next week to finalize teacher contracts as well," Tompkins said.

All board meetings are posted and open to the public. For information or meeting minutes, visit the district's website, www.harborps.org.




First Community Bank 081415_stroke




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search


Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE




NewsObituariesLife
Copyright 2016 Harbor Light
Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved