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Redden named Onalaska superintendent
Polk County Enterprise - March 2009
ONALASKA – Trustees named Lynn Redden superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District Tuesday in a unanimous vote after discussions held in executive session. Some details of Redden’s contract are still being negotiated, offi cials said. The board also unanimously agreed to extend Rhonda Scholwinski’s contract as Director of Curriculum and Technology. Her three year multi-term contract runs through the 2011-2012 school year. Trustees ordered an election to be held May 9 to select trustees for two regular terms that expire in May currently held by Cindy Christian and Roger Wilde as well as a special election to replace Joel Wilde who tendered his resignation effective May 9. The board approved a joint election agreement with the City of Onalaska to minimize costs. Lynn Redden, elementary and intermediate school principal, told the board that current enrollment is 547 with 95.2 percent attendance. Redden reported 713 students have been served this school year with 166 entries and withdrawals. TAKS preparation continues and benchmarking assessments are targeting small group instruction, Redden said. Junior-Senior High School principal Charles Boyce reported 360 students are enrolled at the secondary campus with 96.09 percent attendance for January. Boyce also reported 24 National Honor Society students assisted Habitat for Humanity as a service project in Moscow. Boyce reminded board members of the JROTC Military Ball Feb. 21 with three trailers and one arena drag in competitions in San Antonio. Campus improvement projects are expected to be completed in late March, Redden told trustees. Drainage problems at the juniorsenior high campus will be handled by the maintenance staff. He also reported there are no textbooks up for adoption this year. The next regular trustee meeting was moved to March 23 to avoid confl icts with spring break March 16 through 20.