GRAND FORKS – The Grand Forks College Board on Monday approved the appointment of Brandon Baumbach as the upcoming small business manager for Grand Forks Community Schools.
Baumbach, vice president for company development for the Grand Forks Region Economic Advancement Corp., will start out in his new part Might 9 at an annual wage of $130,000.
He replaces Scott Berge , who resigned in February to acknowledge a placement with Altru Health Program.
Baumbach, who has served as president of the Emerado (N.D.) University Board for the past 7 a long time, attained a bachelor’s degree in international research and a master’s diploma in community policy from the College of Minnesota.
With the EDC, Baumbach’s “leadership function, which involves visioning and assisting upstart companies, can make him a great in good shape in our organizational construction,” Superintendent Terry Brenner mentioned.
Baumbach was among the five prospective candidates for the place. They were interviewed April 12 by a panel of a dozen district administrators.
Even though Baumbach does not hold an accounting degree, Brenner stated his position as president of the Emerado University Board and the “deep dive research he did in planning to utilize for this situation demonstrate a determination to understanding college finance from a local, condition and countrywide degree.”
Brenner also has had “a front-row seat observing Mr. Baumbach present concise and articulate messaging to the EDC Board of Administrators and the Grand Forks Metropolis Council,” he stated.
Other big university districts in the point out – such as Bismarck, West Fargo and Mandan – utilize a small business supervisor without having an accounting diploma, Brenner explained, and “all are pleased with the overall leadership of the enterprise office.”
On Friday, April 22, school district officers interviewed 6 candidates for the position of accounting supervisor, who will report to Baumbach. The place has not been stuffed, but it is very likely the person who accepts that position will have a history in accounting, mentioned Linsey Stadstad, GFPS human assets director.
The board, all through Monday’s assembly, also heard a report on data gathered from about 1,350 students in grades 8, 9 and 11 regarding their use of alcoholic beverages, marijuana, cigarettes and vaping merchandise.
The nameless study, which netted a 70% response rate, is performed every single other yr reverse the Youth Possibility Habits Study, Affiliate Superintendent Catherine Gillach advised the board.
It is developed to supply district leaders with “consistent longitudinal facts bordering social tension, adolescent behaviors, and resiliency variables bordering the pupils we provide,” Gillach explained.
The details gathered is applied to employ programming and interventions at the district and constructing degree as perfectly as in collaboration with group associates who dually give youth-based programming and solutions, she said.
Working with the 2018 survey as a baseline, the details exposed that the percentage of college students reporting acquiring one or additional beverages in the earlier 30 days dropped from 13.9 in 2018 to 9 in 2022, and the proportion of learners reporting working with marijuana a single or far more instances in the previous 30 times dropped from 8.7 to 5.9.
Other info showed a nearly 50% decrease in the share of students reporting using tobacco all or portion of a cigarette, in a particular time interval, from 6.1% to 3.2%.
The study also confirms that “parents’ affect is extremely strong” in impacting a student’s choice to use or not use these merchandise, Gillach mentioned.
The resignation of Geoffrey Gaukler, a very long-time GFPS personnel who has served as psychological well being coordinator for the school district for quite a few decades, was permitted by the board at Monday’s assembly.
Other resignations authorized by the board were tendered by Tawni Murphy, unique instruction teacher at South Middle Faculty Taylar Sundin, speech-language pathologist, Lewis and Clark Elementary College and the district’s Distinctive Training Application and Amanda Weston Caillier, university counselor, Phoenix Elementary Faculty.
All the resignations are effective June 3.
In other motion, the University Board:
- Corrected an error in the income for the recently appointed associate principal of Crimson River Higher College, Jay Hepperle, that was accredited at the board’s April 11. The corrected wage is $114,427, as well as a school issue of $2,000, for the 2022-23 college year.
- Accepted the appointments of Kendra Hart, as an early childhood specific education and learning instructor, at an annual income of $42,977 Chloe McCarthy, quality 6 biology instructor at Valley Middle University, $42,977 Jacob Schauer, quality 6 teacher at Valley Center School, $49,360 and Houston Wallace, social science teacher at Valley Middle University, $47,765.
- Granted leaves of absence for the 2022-23 school 12 months to Lisa Berglun, a second-grade teacher, and Emily Thompson, a dyslexia intervention strategist, both at Ben Franklin Elementary School, and a family treatment go away to Abigail Goldenstein, speech-language pathologist at Phoenix Elementary School
- Voted to authorize Superintendent Brenner and Faculty Board President Eric Lunn to indication files that can not wait around right up until the new organization supervisor, Baumbach, commences his occupation Might 9. This action is in accordance with guidance from the district’s lawful counsel, Brenner explained in a memo to the board.
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