Board votes to terminate teacher's contract
In a 5-1 vote the Luverne School Board voted not renew the contract of one its special education teachers as recommended by the elementary principal.
That action was taken Thursday night among more than 40 people who gathered in the middle/high school media center for the public meeting.
Board members and principal Stacy Gillette made no comments during the community input portion of the meeting or during the formal meeting as to why second-year special education teacher Allison Eitreim’s contract would not renewed.
Stacey Rolling spoke in support of Eitreim during the community input session prior to the start of the 7 p.m. school board meeting.
Rolling works as a preschool paraprofessional for the district, and she had gathered comments from parents, teachers and community members in a five-page document calling for the board members not to terminate Eitriem.
“Bottom line is we have a qualified teacher and to terminate her contract you will be creating a vacancy that you will not be able to fill and it will be creating a huge expense to the school district,” Rolling read.
“And most importantly you will be doing a huge disservice to all of our students, disability or not, and the students are the sole reason we are all here.”
For the complete story read the May 19 edition of the Star Herald.