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H-BC principal receives raise, extra days

Mavis Fodness

The Hills-Beaver Creek School Board approved a one-year contract with secondary principal Andrew Kellenberger during their meeting Wednesday night, Oct. 27.
Kellenberger received a 3-percent base salary increase and will receive $100,000 for the 2021-22 school year.
Five days were added to the one-year contract with Kellenberger to 225 days. He was also designated the district’s World’s Best Workforce director.
The board also unanimously approved adding a $2,000 match to Kellenberger’s 403(b) retirement fund with the district. He was hired as secondary principal in 2020.
Board member Renee Knobloch was not at the Oct. 27 meeting, which was moved from the regular monthly meeting date of Oct. 25.
In other business, the board:
•recognized the 10-year anniversary of students and staff moving into the newly built secondary school in Hills. A commemorative plaque recognizing the building project is currently being designed in recognition of the 2011 event.
•adjusted the per-hour payment for activity bus driver route to $15 per hour beginning Nov. 1.
•approved a $10,000 cybersecurity contract with the Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative. The cooperative will monitor the district’s computer system and make security updates and recommendations against ransomware.
•agreed to use Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief or ESSER III money to purchase a 10-person passenger van to replace an existing vehicle. The van is estimated to cost just over $40,000. The district has $330,000 available through the ESSER III program.

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