By: Chelsi McReynolds

USD 361 School Board members had an early morning as a Special Board of Education meeting began at 8:00 a.m on Friday, August 19th. School board members present were Sheri Francis, Tami Greve, AnnaRuth Blanchat, and Kristie Clark. Angie Higgs was present via telephone while Kent Olds was absent. Also present at the meeting were Superintendent Josh Swartz, CHS/CJHS Principal Ken Henson, HES Principal Bill Giesen, AES Principal Rachel Oliver, Board Clerk/Payroll Clerk Shelly Ireland, Athletic Director Cody Liebelt and Republican reporter Chelsi McReynolds.
Vice President Sheri Francis called the special meeting to order, and decided to get started right away. The first item of action was to amend the minutes from the June 13th regular meeting. At the June 13th meeting, Sheri Francis motioned for the termination of Jan Graves, that motion was passed 6-0. At this meeting, discussion was held to change the wording of the previous motion. The motion now states that...