FLINTON — Glendale School Board authorized a one-time retention bonus for school district employees using Covid-relief funds.

At its recent meeting, directors approved payment of $500 to each full-time employee and $250 for each part-time employee who were actively employed by the district on Dec. 23, 2022 and received a paycheck for that week.

Funding for the gesture will come from the school district’s allotment of American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief III allotment.

In a related matter, the board accepted a memorandums of agreement with the Glendale Education Association and the Glendale Education Support Professionals Associations concerning the retention bonuses.

Directors approved hiring an instructor and a long-term substitute teacher for a high school English position.

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Crystal Graffius was hired as an English teacher beginning at the start of the 2023-24 school year. She will receive a step 8 salary of $51,542.

James Arnold was hired as a long-term English teacher substitute for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year at an annual salary of $67,392, pro-rated. His employment in the position is retroactive to Jan. 3.

Directors also accepted a resignation for the purpose of retirement from support staff member Carol Sahm.

Resignations were accepted by the board from Shannon Dudurich, assistant junior high volleyball coach; Taylor Jersey, assistant varsity football coach; and Keven Zimmerman, head varsity baseball coach.

Approval was given by directors to athletic volunteers, Taylor Jersey, varsity football; and Megan Krepps, varsity boy’s basketball.

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