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The North Platte Board of Education will hold three public hearings on Tuesday and also discuss how to fill the superintendent's position, following the abrupt resignation of Marty Bassett.

Bassett resigned without comment on July 3, less than a week after the board overruled his attempt to fire veteran coach and physical education teacher Mark Woodhead for dragging a third-grader into a time-out room.

Three public hearings are all scheduled at the start of the meeting, which convenes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

At the end of the meeting, the board will go behind closed doors to discuss personnel matters.

Then on Thursday, the board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. to consider and appoint an interim superintendent.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the public hearings will be about student fees, parental involvement, and amending the budget to finance improvements and renovations of three of the district's oldest elementary schools.

For a closer look at the topics of the hearings, see http://meeting.nasbonline.org/Public/Agency.aspx?PublicAgencyID=4401&AgencyTypeID=1

Also on Tuesday, the board is expected to approve a teaching contract with Denise DiGiovanni for the upcoming school year. DiGiovanni recently resigned rather than accept an appointment as principal at Jefferson Elementary.

In other personnel moves, the board is expected to:

• Approve a teaching contract for Elizabeth Rasmussen for the 2014-15 school year.

• Approve the teaching contract for DiGiovanni.

• Approve the resignation of Jessica Boyd effective May 16, 2014.

• Officially approve the resignation of Bassett effective July 3, 2014.

All meetings are held at the McKinley Education Center, 301 West F.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/7/2014
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