NM Board Readies for Next School Year

Breckyn Shilling, left, and Ben Yang demonstrate how they built a tower in order for their robot to move over and raise the lift during a Lego League presentation during Monday’s board meeting.

Many of the decisions made at the March 18 North Mahaska School Board is in preparation for the next academic year. Those decisions included hiring a new science teacher and establishing levy rates.

The search for a science teacher ended Monday when the board members approved Mauree Haage as science teacher at the junior-senior high school. She is currently on staff at Twin Cedars High School at Bussey. She is currently finishing her third year of teaching and is currently working on her master’s degree. She will be paid $42,000.

Haage has helped update Twin Cedars science room by securing grants including a $3,000 one from the National Science Teachers Association. Hers was one of 18 grants nationwide that was accepted. She will replace Jerry Rempe, who came back for a one-year substitute. She will teach biology, advance biology and junior high science. Her capabilities could expand course offerings in the future.

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